"Why are peak oil-ers like Jehovah’s Witnesses? Answer: When the definitive JW prediction of the ‘Day of Wrath’ failed in 1914
they did what false prophets have done in every generation: shifted the
goalposts (to 1975 in the case of JW’s—and wrong again). It’s what
false prophets do
to save face, enabling them to keep fleecing the inherently gullible. Peak-oilers do likewise.
Having written their headline-grabbing, money-making blockbusters
predicting the imminent collapse of an oil-driven industrial world,
peak-oilers like to maintain a ‘fluid’ approach to their predictions. In
the case of oil, however, that’s becoming a tougher proposition, as
their ignorance of energy, economics and the sheer ingenuity of man is
increasingly revealed in the looming global oil boom."