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Is the earth still making new layers of coal or oil?
Question Date: 2003-05-04
Answer 1:

The making of oil is a continuing process, it has occurred over millions of years and it continues to occur today. As long as there are rocks, plants, and floating bugs in the sea, oil and coal will be forming.

Answer 2:

Coal, yes. The places are called "peat bogs", and they are well-known in Norway and Denmark.

Oil, we don't know. If oil comes from life, then yes; however, if oil comes from comets, then the earth does not make it and never has.

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