Originally Posted by S/V Illusion
Some people refuse to believe anything unless it implies only what they want it to say. Private labs and academic institutions are funded by groups who obviously can and often do influence the so-called objectivity of places like LSU. If someone says oil sinks or that dispersants cause it to sink, they are expressing a very misleading concept
as only one very dense Arabian crude has a density greater than water
and Corexit does just what it's name implies - disperse it. It doesn't do anything else...
But common sense and logic are irrelevant I guess when some people just can't accept something unless it fits their comfortable view of the world.
Oil from the Exxon Valdes continued to leach for years and that obviously was a surface source. There is nothing surprising in the Gulf these days and the few reputable observations of pockets remaining in the area are no surprise given the magnitude of the spill. Nature and the Gulf ecosystems will do just what they did in Prince William Sound albeit much faster.
Anyone remember this little Gem... I really like the first line. It pretty much sums it all up.
Does BP have scientists and chemical labs at their disposal? And what about influence. Do you think 20 Billion Dollars influences anyone, or buys influence? I don't know.
I know I'm influenced by a window in a sub showing oil on the floor that is 5000 ft below the surface of the Gulf. I'm all messed up.