Fuels: A New Theory (Second Edition)
KeyWords: expanding earth
Alexander A. Scarborough
The pamphlet refutes the antiquated and erroneous Fossil Fuels Theory of the 1830s by Logan, and replaces it with a new theory of how gas, oil and coal were created (the "internal combustion" theory). Under the new theory, these fuels were formed as by-products of internal combustion and subsequent condensation at the interface of the earth's molten interior and its cooler crust. These hot gases and liquids, along with the carbon soot, escaped along the routes of least resistance into and/or through the crust and between stratified layers. Subsequent combinations of pressures, temperatures, and "contaminants" ultimately determined, over a long period of time, the final state (vapor, liquid, or solid) of the by-products (gas, oil, or coal). Coal, the most "contaminated" of the three fuels, laying closer to the earth's surface than either oil or gas, thickened and polymerized into a syrupy mass during its transition period. During this time of surface exposure, much plant life and some animal life fell into its pools and were entrapped as fossils (the prints of which are occasionally found in coal) during the subsequent solidification of the liquid oil into coal. The "limited supply" (Fossil Fuels) theory has proven to be a bonanza for oil companies and politicians. However, in reality, supplies of each fuel are constantly being replenished due to the internal source of their creation. Man must simply drill deeper when "surface" fuels are depleted.