[extropy-chat] Debate on Peak Oil
matus at matus1976.com
Thu Apr 28 02:24:03 UTC 2005
> -----Original Message-----
> From: extropy-chat-bounces at lists.extropy.org [mailto:extropy-chat-
> bounces at lists.extropy.org] On Behalf Of Samantha Atkins
> On Apr 26, 2005, at 8:02 PM, Matus wrote:
> >> -----Original Message-----
> >> From: extropy-chat-bounces at lists.extropy.org [mailto:extropy-chat-
> >> bounces at lists.extropy.org] On Behalf Of Samantha Atkins
> >> I find the case for Peak Oil and quite soon compelling. But
> > we
> >> are nearing the Peak rapidly or not is in a way irrelevant. If
> > Has any resource, ever, reached a peak and then declined while
> > continued to be at least consistent? Ever? Why all of the sudden
> > we suggesting it will happen with Oil?
> Anything that exist in a fixed amount can in principle reach a Peak
> followed by decline in rpoduction. Do you have some strange magic
> makes more oil than is actually in the ground? It is not "all of a
I say again, has any resource, ever, reached a peak and then declined in
supply while demand continued? Absent, of course, government
regulation. A lot of things *can* happen *in principle*. I still
haven't seen one example? Did we run out of steel? Did we run out of
tungsten? Did we run out of coal? Have we run out of wood? Uranium?
> > This discussion ignores the fact that one can manufacture gasoline
> > of a few dollars of electricity right from the carbon dioxide in the
> > air
> > and hydrogen in the water.
> Hahahaha. Show me how that is economical.
I showed you that it is obvious that it *will* be.
It sure is a funny thing when extropians start suggesting that nothing
new will come out of 6 billion human minds.
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