billvon, I am not off at all. You are. Current world oil prices ($51/barrel) are not sufficient to meet the full cost of oil production. The full cost of oil production includes the cost of current oil production, plus investment in future oil production (totaling over $105+/barrel). In order to maintain a current profit, oil companies are slashing future exploration and production budgets. Since there is no way to lower the cost of production, you must somehow get the price of oil over $105/barrel to win the Futilitist Collapse Challenge. That would be impossible, of course. That is the catch-22 I want you to appreciate. I am not interested in playing stupid word games with you, billvon. I have a very serious physics model to present that took a team of physicists thousands of man hours to produce. It really is a game changer in terms of understanding the timing of collapse. If you don't want to know about it, fine. But please don't disrupt. This is a serious discussion. I don't see why everyone so strongly objects to the fact that the current price of oil is not sufficient to meet the full cost of oil production. It is just a simple fact. And it is hilarious to see people strongly object to a complex physics model they haven't even seen yet. Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image! ---FutilitistPlease Register or Log in to view the hidden image!