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No, the new study about abiogenic hydrocarbons doesn't prove that oil comes from the mantle instead of organic matter decomposing for millions of years at high pressures.
Climate change deniers seem to hold on to a long discredited Russian hypothesis that oil comes from the mantle, not from dead living things decomposing under immense pressure.
A new eye-catching proposal suggests that the Moon was spun off from Earth instead of being formed in the aftermath of a collision.
Scientists want to drill into a currently sleeping supervolcano to learn more about it. The payoff would be huge, but so are the risks.
Even one young Earth creationist making decisions about how we use the planet's resources is already too many young Earth creationists with such power.