When Earth got gas.
EDGAR T. LYNK, NISKAYUNA, N.Y.
Although Gold, author of The Deep Hot Biosphere (1998, Copernicus), was a strong" proponent of a nonbiologieal origin of hydrocarbons, he was not the first to propose the idea. Dmitri Mendeleev, inventor of the Periodic Table of Elements, put forth the idea in 1877, and many Russian scientists advocated a similar theory throughout the 20th century.--A. GOHO
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|Article Type:||Letter to the Editor|
|Date:||Nov 20, 2004|
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