Since World War I, science throughout the world taught as dogmatic fact that crude oil was a 'fossil fuel'. Textbooks from elementary school through graduate school taught that oil was produced by intense heat and pressure from the earth, acting on plant matter and dead animals -- like dinosaurs -- over millions and perhaps billions of years. This teaching is so accepted that no one ever has sought another explanation.
However, you must understand that this new discovery did not come from a hair brained source totally lacking in credibility; no, N.A.S.A. (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) made the initial discovery! Let us tell this most interesting story.