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732 hits Rate me! Share Favorite | Flag 17 years ago by KikiPeepers

Do you think the world would be a better place if oil had never been discovered?

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17 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Sunday 3/13/05 - 9:20:45 AM EST (GMT-5)
Thats a strang thought. What if Kool-Aid was use intsead do you think we would of started a war with the big red Koll-aid Man?
17 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Sunday 3/13/05 - 9:29:29 AM EST (GMT-5)
Humans would find other stuff to (make) mess with instead.
17 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Wednesday 3/16/05 - 2:19:05 AM EST (GMT-5)
No way! Can you imagine having to muck out your stables everyday?
17 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Thursday 3/17/05 - 11:38:32 AM EST (GMT-5)
I think no. Even if it's really f*cked up the world right now, oil has still pretty much made our civilization. From machinery lubrication to fuel to hair products, we have grown faster in the past few hundred years than we had for teh 10,000 years before that.

What we need to do now is fix the problems oil has caused and use it in a safer and more efficient way. And maybe, eventually, we won't need it anymore at all.

17 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Thursday 3/17/05 - 12:27:16 PM EST (GMT-5)
Who knows what kind of world we would live in if there were cars ran on water. Cleaner for sure and maybe not as greedy.
17 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Tuesday 3/29/05 - 12:19:09 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yes. The terrorists wouldn't have money and they wouldn't be able to get to America.
17 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Monday 4/4/05 - 4:24:32 PM EST (GMT-5)
^^maybe if america didnt give some of these terrorists money and weapons to operate,that might have helped too
17 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Saturday 4/9/05 - 6:11:36 PM EST (GMT-5)
17 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Wednesday 4/13/05 - 8:30:44 AM EST (GMT-5)
It would be interesting though.
17 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Wednesday 4/13/05 - 9:21:37 AM EST (GMT-5)
I think civilization would be vastly different if not for our dependence on oil.
17 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Wednesday 4/13/05 - 9:47:18 AM EST (GMT-5)
hmm no not really!
17 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Wednesday 4/13/05 - 4:41:05 PM EST (GMT-5)
17 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Friday 4/22/05 - 8:33:25 PM EST (GMT-5)
if we didn't use oil

there'd be no plastic, there'd be no computers, and we'd have very few tall building since tall structure require very pure metals and coal can't burn hot enough to purify lots of metal.

we'd have no cars

very electricy for electrolysis

and the world would be a BAD place for us to live in and also BAD for the enviroment since we;d jsut depend on coal

17 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Friday 4/22/05 - 9:04:18 PM EST (GMT-5)
You don't think any of those things might have been invented using other means?
17 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Friday 4/22/05 - 9:08:27 PM EST (GMT-5)
how do you invent plastic when plastic is a derivitive of oil?

how far do you think you'd get w/ cars that run on steam? cars that you'd haf to feed every so often?

the ppl in ?ireland? i think, are building this super ultra big damn, just to power 1 aluminim factory for electrolysis to purify the aluminum ore.

i don't think (99.99999999999% sure) you can make transistors as small as today w/ impure elements.

17 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Friday 4/22/05 - 9:20:14 PM EST (GMT-5)
No...what makes the world better? Or worse? Things change it, but does it ever really get better?
17 yrs ago - Tuesday 5/17/05 - 11:57:27 AM EST (GMT-5)
16 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Tuesday 5/31/05 - 11:07:23 PM EST (GMT-5)
It depends what you define a good world to be. I don't know if it would be better, but I know that we would not have many of the modern convinences that we have. I personally like all the technology so I will say that the discovery of oil has made the world a better place.
16 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Tuesday 5/31/05 - 11:39:11 PM EST (GMT-5)
No, oil is not evil. Oil is good. People are evil. I guess before they discovered oil the world was at peace, there was no hunger and animals never ate each other. If we could run our cars on water and needed only sunshine for our food, we'd still have wars, there would still be hunger, there would still be dictators. Someone would try to control the sunshine and regulate the water.
16 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Sunday 7/3/05 - 9:48:37 PM EST (GMT-5)
Everything has its pros and cons...
16 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Saturday 7/9/05 - 1:32:22 AM EST (GMT-5)
That's impossible to answer. Civilization as we know it is built on a foundation of oil. If it had never been discovered, there is simply no way to know how things might have developed.
16 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Thursday 8/25/05 - 10:41:24 PM EST (GMT-5)
16 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Friday 11/25/05 - 5:22:53 PM EST (GMT-5)
16 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Friday 11/25/05 - 5:26:10 PM EST (GMT-5)
I like to get up on the stage, soak myself in lamp oil, and set myself on fire. The crowd loves it. I couldn't do that without oil, so the world would be a sh*tty place if oil hadn't been discovered.

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