[extropy-chat] Deep-earth methane generation

Bret Kulakovich bret at bonfireproductions.com
Wed May 4 13:26:36 UTC 2005

There is also the case that most of our current atmosphere was 
metabolized by cyano algae and bacteria, even earlier than the 

Could the volume of that early flora/fauna have been compressed/buried 
and represented today? Perhaps there is a rough number. My 
understanding is that it would be a large number at that.


On May 3, 2005, at 5:41 PM, Hal Finney wrote:
> This would seem to contradict at least two of Mike's claims.  The Gulf
> floor is apparently only about 150 million years old, younger than
> many dinosaurs; and it was indeed above water at least intermittently
> during the time when the salt formations were created.  There are also
> apparently many sedimentary layers present.  It's also worth noting 
> that
> oil is thought to be formed by aquatic life, such as algae, not 
> dinosaurs.
> Hal
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