Notes of a Fringe Watcher Thomas Gold: Is the Origin of Oil Nonbiological? Martin Gardner From: Volume 34, No. 1 January / February 2010 ShareTweet Martin Gardner Martin Gardner is author of more than seventy books, most recently The Jinn from Hyperspace and When You Were a Tadpole and I was a Fish, and Other Speculations About This and That. See more articles This article is available to subscribers only. Subscribe now or log in to read this article.