But that sort of ignorance and hypocrisy is normal for Paddy. What I want to point out is one sentence:
He, too, mentions that oil might run out. (Yes, as did cheap hay, which is why we drive cars, not horse carriages).Now, I guess I'm suffering because I had a public education, but I definitely don't recall that cars became so popular because of the cost of hay. I always thought it had something to do with making machines with more power and more speed than could be provided by the steam engine.
If Paddy was correct, technology would have stopped with the steam engine, since there is a plethora of things in this world that could have been burned to produce the steam. Then again, I sometimes wonder if Paddy isn't stuck in the past anyway, with the flat earthers.