Friday, April 25, 2008

She Is Really Good at Cutting Hair

I had my hair cut today. The stylist put forth her current thoughts on the environment and planetary science.

You know how we're told that if you try to remove oil from your skin with too harsh a cleanser that you will actually end up with more oil than you started with? Well, what if it's that way with the Earth? What if all this extraction of oil for industrial purposes has actually increased the amount of oil produced through decay processes which then flows through the magma and becomes larger amounts of oil? So maybe we need to use even more oil in order to save the planet. Since ours is the longest-lived planet ever, maybe it's because of us using all the oil and gas. We need to keep using the gas to keep it from making the planet burn up and become a star (since stars are just burning planets).