The person John McCain designated as America’smost knowledgeable energy expert believes that dinosaurs (whose fossils help comprise ourfossil fuels)coexisted with humans. She once saw a picture of a fossil with a human footprint on it, or something.
Maitri discusses the folly of this, and talks right down to earth in a language that everyone here can easily understand:
There is no oil for conservatives if they don’t agree that the earth may be billions of years old and don’t cease and desist with this intelligent-design-in-science-classrooms crap. After all, the gasoline that fuels the average vehicle comes from reservoirs that are anywhere between tens of thousands and tens of millions of years old. Fossils, creatures that evolved, are utilized as horizon markers that tell us where to drill. Without a geologic time scale that spans eons and eras, there is no geology and paleontology. Without geology and paleontology, there is no reaching oil. Without oil, there is nothing to put in the car.
Please note: “geology and paleontology” are not to be confused with “gerontology andpalintology“. Totally different.