If the Data Doesn’t Fit, You Must Admit (It)

If the Data Doesn’t Fit, You Must Admit (It)

From, “Studies on Origin of Petroleum; Occurrence of Hydrocarbons in Recent Sediments,” by P.V. Smith, Esso, “…It seems plausible to suggest that petroleum is being formed in the present era and that the crude product is nature’s composite of the hydrocarbon remains of many forms of marine life.” This was a very thorough piece of…

Separating Truth From Nonsense

Separating Truth From Nonsense

Some of the great papers of 1953 were little recognized for their exceptional quality; conversely, many weak papers were readily accepted and sponsored by intelligent contemporaries. How could this happen? If intelligence is a measure of how quickly we can learn, wisdom is our ability to separate truth from half-truth and nonsense. We can do…

Downey, Kumar Take Message to Congress

Downey, Kumar Take Message to Congress

As worldwide energy woes compounded, AAPG twice provided invited testimony before Congress in March, with AAPG President Marlan W. Downey telling the U.S. House Resources Committee the United States has an ample supply of natural gas — provided lawmakers take action positive for exploration. Also testifying later in the month was Naresh Kumar, vice chair…