Sunday, September 10, 2006
DU JUST KNEW!
6. Geez, any tsunamis from this?But Chevron does have its public defender at DU:
I've never heard of earthquakes in the Gulf.
How ironic that last week, somebody (Chevron) was yodel-ley-he-whoing about a huge oil find. WTF are they doing down there??
8. Gaia to Chevron. . .
"It is completely inadvisable to muck around with the extraction of the lubricant for my tectonic plates. . .Okay. . .? Aaand duly note the differing viscosity of water and oil."
12. It's idiotic to think that drilling for oil causes earthquakes.Heresy! This shall not STAND! Bush-Cheney is clearly responsible:
The oil industry causes global warming, not earthquakes.
It just makes conservationists look crazy or foolish to talk this earthquake nonsense.
14. Try telling that to a geologistHehehe. Go back and read comment 14 again. It's not a question of "if", it's a question of "how". Evil Chevron, aided and abetted by BushCheney, is responsible, and what remains is only to identify the mechanism! (I do believe all the geologists are gone from DU. The one who tried to explain the lack of certainty about global warming to DU - well, let's just say his fate was not pretty. It made it worse that he cited papers. However, as you'll now see, this has only increased DU's level of geological knowledge.)
And whoever linked global warming to earthquakes. . .?
16. Geologists agree that drilling for oil doesn't cause earthquakes. Period.See, DU was feeling great pain because Rove had cruelly stopped the Bushicanes for this year just so the Democrats couldn't use it as a campaign issue. Therefore, an earthquake in the Gulf is clearly the fault of Bush. Indisputably. Gaia said so, and Gaia is REAL. Anyone who believes in G_d is a superstitious idiot, and anyone who doesn't believe in Gaia is an environmental criminal.
Yes, you'll find a few nuts to dissent-- but you'll also find some geologists who believe in Creationism.
19. I wasn't speaking of causality.
I was speaking of cushioning, lubrcation, and resulting severity of impact. The geologists I've spoken with don't believe in creationism either.
We can agree to disagree in regards to this matter. I implicitly trust my sources. -
18. earth quake
I don't know what it is, but Bush and company better be removed soon. Look at the man-made and natural disasters that have taken place since they've been in charge.
It seemed pretty far out, so I wouldn't think so. 10K down.
26. stellanoir, I agree
Gaia will have the last word.
Geologist, like all scientists base their "facts" on what they know, what they can see, what they can measure and predict. Ultimately, what their instruments tell them. But what if they don't have an instrument for this?
To say that oil extraction has "no bearing" on the movement of tectonic plates and the pressures that build up down there is not only arrogrant, its "unscientific" since its a position based in facts that are not in evidence. Its only based upon the facts THAT WE KNOW.
I guess this one slept through science class every single year. I'm trying to imagine science based on unknown facts. My little heart's a trembling with hilarity.
* The Vast Right Wing Conspiracy (TM)
* The Republicans
* Those Right Wing Fanatic Christians
And another question: If Mother Gaia is sending earthquakes because we didn't Stop Global Warming (TM), how does this differ from "Do As I Say Or God Will Punish You"?
Or is Mother Gaia just still hungry after all those aborted fetuses we've been sacrificing to her for 40+ years?
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