I also found this segment particularly interesting. My skin crawls each time GN says that he doesn't believe in the "standard" explanation for how oil is created. Instead, he believes in abiotic oil -- like he's some kind of geologist or something. Shoot, he believes in abiotic oil because he heard about it from Jerome Corsi and one or two others. The reasons George gives for his belief in abiotic oil?
1) Because there just weren't enough dinosaurs to create all that oil
2) Because it isn't possible for the oil to get so far below the surface
I haven't heard George provide any other reasons for his belief in abiotic oil. 1) is so reductionist that it almost doesn't deserve comment. I'll just say that I have not heard any modern scientist advance the theory that oil comes *only* from dinosaurs, or from animals in general. What does George think happened to all of those trees and grasses that completely covered much of the landmass for hundreds of millions of years? Maybe the dinosaurs cut them down so they could cook all of the algae and plankton they gathered from the sea...
2) is almost as ridiculous. If entire cities can be covered by 75 feet of soil during a period of oh, what, 3 or 4 thousand years, what happens over a period of 300,000,000 years or more? Anyone good at math? Plus, doesn't fluid *sink* through what is usually porous and cracked rock? I used to live in northern Iowa and we had an artesian well there. It took a drop of water 2 years to flow through a belt of limestone, but that drop of water *did* make it to the well.
When I heard Matt Savinor talking to George that night, I was surprised because I don't normally hear guests stand up to him like this. Some callers do, but usually not guests who want to be invited back to the show so they can promote their latest book or new website or whatever. (I have nothing against guests who hawk their stuff on the show, BTW.) I remember thinking that this Savinor fellow does not care if he is ever invited back. Apparently, when Savinor did that show he believed it was more important to actually engage George on this issue.