Science tells us that crude oil is the byproduct of zooplankton and algae compressed under intense pressures, buried unde sedimentary soils, over a long period of time. That much would explain the number of offshore oil wells—to a degree. There is one part of this I don’t get: The amount of zooplankton and algae that would have to settle at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean, all in the same spot, and then be buried and be processed is staggering! To suggest that much animal life was not consumed by other fauna, did not biodegrade, or get distributed to other areas is amazing! Consider that the Deepwater Horizon well was 35, 055 feet down to the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico! So why are there not more pockets of oil around the seas? Why are there not more drillable areas?
I also don’t get this:
There is oil under Pennsylvania. Oklahoma. Texas. Alaska. Canada. Iraq. Iran. The list could go on. Notice, these are not seas and are not necessarily lands made up of sedimentary layers. Wells are found at 5,000 feet or more below the surface through layers of rock. So how did this oil form? The easy scientific answer is that there were deep lakes that got filled in over time. The Oklahoma City diagram suggests a body of water 30,000+ feet in depth, filled with sediment. And at some point, it had to be filled with water so that the zooplankton and algae could come to rest at the bottom. I guess.
So here’s what I still don’t get.
Science wants us to believe that there were so much zooplankton and algae all those millions of years ago such that we can pull millions of barrels of oil up each day at wells around the world—and still have more down there! That must have been one very hopping scene all those eons ago! But I don’t buy it, that there was really that much life at a given time to be buried and processed, resulting in what we have today.
Even so, I don’t get where all the extra megatonnage of rock and soil came from. Sure, I can handle the world being flooded and/or mostly under water. That could account for some of the inland areas that are now home to oil wells but otherwise quite dry. But I can’t get my head around where and how the earth seemingly increased its size upwards by several hundreds if not thousands of feet. All that dirt and rock came from somewhere.
Wait! Science has an answer for that too—Comets and meteors! Of Course!