American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Nonliving: The abiotic factors of the environment include light, temperature, and atmospheric gases.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Noting those sciences which deal with inorganic nature, as contrasted with the biological sciences.
“Is the idea of abiotic oil simply a way of prolonging the life of the oil industry?”
“However, a more scientific hypothesis originated in the 1950s when Russian and Ukrainian scientists developed a new theory about petroleum's origins called the abiotic or abiogenic theory.”
“We currently have convincing evidence that the oil now flowing in the Gulf is of the "abiotic" variety.”
“Why there are oceans of "abiotic" oil under our very feet just waiting for a Jed Clampett to fire his squirrel gun into an embankment.”
“It is a very well known fact that oil is "abiotic", meaning it is not created by the degredation over many years of ancient fossil forests.”
“It's also assuming "abiotic" oil does not exist, and/or the technology will not exist to drill deeper than 6000 feet to where abiotic oil may be.”
“I always lough at self proclaimed "free market enthusiasts" who believe in idiotic ideas that oil is "abiotic" (go learn middle school chemistry you idiots) or that demand destruction will drive the price down so we will have cheap oil again (no mention that demand rise then will increase the price again, morons), and plenty of prosperity ahead for the world ( "innovation" will save us), and that they will make a lot of money in that prosperity and become millionaires because they are "business-savvy.”
“Now, because of climate change and the additional, accelerated levels of threats that are coming on the abiotic side—things like drought and flooding and higher levels of heat—it becomes even more important to accelerate the crop improvement process," Mr. Kent says.”
“Until someone comes out with a better proof for abiotic oil origin, we should stick with it even though some people may want to deny it for political reasons.”
“Until proponents of abiotic pathways explain these features I will stick with biological origin of oil theory.”
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