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Fossil Fuels and Dinosaur Farts

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RUSH: This is Richard in Arlington, Texas.  Richard, welcome to the EIB Network.  Thanks for calling.

CALLER:  Thanks for taking my call.  I enjoy your show.

RUSH:  Thank you very much.

CALLER:  You're talking about fossil fuel, and I was reading about our discoveries of methane on Titan, the moon of Saturn, and it causes me to think that perhaps fossil fuel is something that pulled the wool over our eyes.  Hydrocarbons is probably what we should be saying.  Oil and natural gas and coal.  The earth is just made out of it, and the notion of fossil fuel is the idea that it comes from plants and animals somehow and we're gonna run out of it, and that's a notion that we were taught as kids.

RUSH:  Yeah, but we got hundreds and hundreds of years of the stuff left.

CALLER:  Apparently maybe even more.

RUSH:  Yeah.

CALLER:  'Cause if it's just part of the earth it's just there.  And we're never gonna use it up.  Some places are harder to get than others.  But allowing the liberals to, you know, get us to talk in terms of fossil fuel as opposed to renewable energy is a false --

RUSH:  Renewable energy is a crock.  Would somebody show me some?

CALLER:  There you go.  An exhaustible --

RUSH:  I can give you renewable energy.  How about cow poop? 

CALLER: (laughing)

RUSH:  What are we talking about, renewable energy?  The problem with renewable energy is what it conjures up in the minds of people like in Rio Linda.  Gasoline becomes gasoline after you use it.  That's what they think renewable energy is.  Renewable energy is one of these terms the left throws around that sounds like magic.  We're on the verge of discovering it.  Just like Biden out there, "Yeah, yeah, elect us, and we're not gonna need soil or water or fertilizer to grow crops.  If you just elect us."

So they start talking about renewable energy and I guarantee you most people start thinking magic, that after you use the electricity, somehow you can go get it and use it again.  After you use the coal that produces the electricity, somehow you can renew it, you can get it to renew itself.  That's what they think.  But what is it?  Now, Richard, are you still there?  Did Richard go? I don't understand what his point was about the methane on Titan. (interruption) Oh, he's counting methane as a fossil fuel.  Okay.  Okay.  All right.  Okay.  Okay.  Okay.  Well, and he may have a point. 

Here's the thing. He was pointing out here that on one of the moons of... Was it Saturn? Saturn? On Titan, they have found lakes of methane. And what Richard's basically asking is, "Well, where the hell were the dinosaurs there?" I don't know about you, folks, but I know some of you people grew up thinking that some of the blood in the human body was blue. I didn't. I was never taught that, and I only learned that people were taught that (in large numbers) in the past month, on this program.

I forget how it came up, but Snerdley and Dawn were both taught that blood is blue and you can see it in the veins. The veins are blue and there's blue blood in there. And I could not believe it! They grew up thinking there's blue blood in the human body. I said, "Have you ever seen anybody bleed blue blood?" It hits the oxygen and turns red, is what they told them. It hits the oxygen; turns red. It instantly turns red, the blue blood. They're telling me now they were taught that. Okay. So, I was never taught that.

And if somebody had tried to tell me that, even when I was a young skull full of mush, there's no way I would have believed it. There is no way. I would not have believed that there was blue blood, because I had never seen any. I would have smirked like you can't believe. I can't believe you thought that blood was blue, and I can't believe that you bought this silly notion that the instant it hit oxygen that it turned red. Just like that! (snaps fingers) Not gradually, just (snaps fingers).

So that it never appeared blue except when you looked at the vein. Well, by the same token, let me run something by you that I was taught, and I think probably you were, too. "Oil is only there because it's what the dinosaurs used to be." You were taught that. Yeah, and plants. But mainly I was taught dinosaurs. The dinosaurs fossilized and compressed, and years and years of mystical scientific forces turned fossilized dinosaurs into oil. Now, I'm gonna tell you: When I first heard that, my mind could not get its arms around how many damn dinosaurs that would take.

And I was skeptical of that from the first time I heard it. And then I said, "You mean to tell me that most of the world's dinosaurs were in freaking Saudi Arabia in a desert? And in the equatorial areas and all of the hot, humid tropical places where you figure the dinosaurs were, there isn't any oil? So there's no oil where the dinosaurs were, but there's plenty of oil where they weren't?" That was my reaction, in addition to: "How many of the damn things would there have to be to produce this much oil?" Well, I bought it, but I had doubts at the same time.

The last caller's point was: Okay, you have methane up there, lakes of methane on the moon Titan of Saturn. Is that from dinosaurs? Plants? Where the hell did the methane come from? Cows farting? Where are they? I mean, that's the primary source of methane that most people know about. "Cows are creating global warming with greenhouse gases so we have to stop eating McDonald's!" Yeah, well, where are the cows on that moon? So his point was all this stuff is just there anyway.

You know, I could get into a real controversy here if I were to posit the notion that the earth is still making oil. It has to be! It has to be. But then there aren't any more dinosaurs, and there haven't been since a long time ago. What was the last excuse we read? We just had it in the last couple months. I've forgotten, and it will come to me. What was the reason the dinosaurs went instinct? Was it their own farts? We had the story that something happened to cause their extinction. It was not a meteor. Koko, do a website search and find this. Now I'm curious. 'Cause it was ridiculous. It was some stupid thing that caused the dinosaurs to vanish.

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RUSH: Here we go, folks. My memory is something to behold. "Dinosaur Flatulence, Belching May Have Contributed to Warming Earth, Killing Them Off. It was May 7th. It was an Associated Press story. And it was the result of "research published in Current Biology suggest[ing] that large dinosaurs made a significant contribution to the greenhouse effect back then."

They "methaned" themselves to death.

They burped and expelled gas to the point that they wiped themselves out.

And they're serious!

I swear. That stuff ends up in the curriculum. This stuff ends up being taught.

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