June 7, 2005

Faith-based oil exploration

Posted by Arcane Gazebo at June 7, 2005 4:07 PM

Don't tell Bush, or this'll be our new energy policy:

US Christian drills for oil in Israel

An American Christian named John Brown believes God promised Israel a wealth of oil, so he's drilling for it north of Tel Aviv.

Brown bases his quest on a Bible verse - Genesis 49:25 - where Jacob tells his son Joseph that God will give him "blessings of the deep that lie beneath."

Brown's Zion Oil and Gas Company has raised seven million dollars - mainly from evangelical Christians - and is now drilling in the area that belonged to the tribes descended from Joseph.

What's this, applied creation science? Well, it's their money. Also: "blessings of the deep that lie beneath" sounds more Lovecraftian than biblical. Don't come crying to me if you dig up an ancient evil relic or something instead of oil.

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This is one of those stories that is simultaneously funny and sad.

Currently trying to estimate some values in real units (and I was asked to do this for an article in an applied math journal no less). Also, sometimes it's good to have a mole (lowercase 'm') in a BEC lab, because now I have a spiffy picture to use (with permission, of course) in the background section of the article. (This is a journal that requires more extensive backgrounds than usual.)

Posted by: Mason | June 7, 2005 4:53 PM

Geologists! We don't need no stinkin' geologists! We've got the Good Book!

Posted by: Dad | June 9, 2005 7:57 AM
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