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Response to BlueStreak (Reply #13)

Mon Sep 2, 2013, 08:48 AM

25. I think you are confused

Thomas Gold never drilled anywhere. He convinced the Swedish government to drill the Syljan Crater in Sweden. He felt the hydrocarbons could come to earth riding on comets. The well was drilled and at one point some rock samples had some black tar like material stuck to them. Gold, who was a self promoter claimed these smudges proved his theory. But the smudges were proved to be small amounts of the grease used on the threads of the pipes which were joined together to make up the really long drill they had used. As it turned out, Gold's claimed "outer space tar" was grease made by humans using hydrocarbons derived from un oxidized organic matter.

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