Bill Payne, Professional Geologist
Law Engineering and Environmental Services, Inc.
2100 RiverChase Center, Suite 450
Birmingham, AL 35244
Tel: 205-733-7624 Fax: 205-985-2951
On Wed, 17 Feb 1999 17:56:23 -0700 "Terry M. Gray"
>I'm just finishing up Thomas Gold's book *The Deep Hot Biosphere*.
>an astronomer/cosmologist (I think) who has maintained for a number
>years that natural gas, oil, and black coal are not "fossil fuels"
>rather have an abiogenic origin with hydrocarbons being a primordial
>component of the deep earth (deep being >=100 km).
>Apparently, his hypothesis has been around for some time and this book
>his latest effort to promote it. Included in this book is an argument
>life deep in the rocks and he speculates on an origin of life in the
>rather than on the surface.
>I'm wondering if anyone else has seen this book or knows something of
>Gold's views, especially anyone with a geology background. Of
>since Gold's views are counter-establishment, folks with a geology
>background may be biased against them. But, that's okay. I'm
>in hearing opinions of folks with a bit more expertise in this area
>what I have.
>Terry M. Gray, Ph.D., Computer Support Scientist
>Chemistry Department, Colorado State University
>Fort Collins, Colorado 80523
>phone: 970-491-7003 fax: 970-491-1801
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