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What about the question: Can musclepower be used to improve energy-generation?

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The question seems to vague to fully answer.  If you dig a hole with a shovel it is cheaper than renting a backhoe, but it will take lots more time?

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Humans are powered by food, and as a result are incredibly inefficient sources of power. Much energy is wasted in obtaining food, especially if you are not following a vegetarian menu

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4 hours ago, drumbo said:

The best way to generate energy is to burn fossil fuels.

Define “best”

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6 hours ago, swansont said:

Define “best”

The ideal fuel should be:

  • widely available
  • safe to use by a layman
  • cheap
  • portable
  • low in the production of toxic waste as a byproduct
  • high in potential energy that can be released per unit mass

Fossil fuels satisfy all of these requirement like no other fuel does. Fossil are a dream, they are perfect. God must have put it here for us to use, how else can you explain its perfection?

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5 minutes ago, drumbo said:

Fossil fuels satisfy all of these requirement like no other fuel does. Fossil are a dream, they are perfect. God must have put it here for us to use, how else can you explain its perfection?

Imagine that... 🙄

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14 hours ago, drumbo said:

Fossil fuels satisfy all of these requirement like no other fuel does. Fossil are a dream, they are perfect. God must have put it here for us to use, how else can you explain its perfection?

Nonsense..

Coal is the remains of plants growing hundreds of millions of years ago.

Oil is the remains of animals that lived hundreds of millions of years ago.

They lived here on the Earth, died, and their remains drowned in the muds, drowned in the swamps etc. They were covered by new layers of remains and sand, pressed by them, decomposed, released methane gas. High pressure and time turned them to coal, oil and gas. They are your prehistoric relatives.

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On 9/12/2020 at 1:30 PM, drumbo said:

The ideal fuel should be:

  • widely available
  • safe to use by a layman
  • cheap
  • portable
  • low in the production of toxic waste as a byproduct
  • high in potential energy that can be released per unit mass

Fossil fuels satisfy all of these requirement like no other fuel does. Fossil are a dream, they are perfect. God must have put it here for us to use, how else can you explain its perfection?

Natural gas is a fossil fuel that, CO2 reproduction notwithstanding, comes close in some respects to each of your bullet points,

But even the best coal does not, at least for most of them..

On 9/12/2020 at 1:30 PM, drumbo said:

 Fossil are a dream, they are perfect. God must have put it here for us to use, how else can you explain its perfection?

Assuming there is a God...God probably just cringed*...

*(but They knew They would...so no biggie)

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