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A magnetic field and geothermal heat are not necessarily interdependent. If you have a molten core of magnetic element (iron and nickel in Earth case) then the dependence is present. But if your core is molten and not magnetic, you have the heat without the magnetic field. Moreover, you can have geothermal heat as a consequence of tidal forces, without ...


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Chemophilic Bacteria You can not necessarily prevent the formation of fossil fuels on a world where life evolves, but perhaps you can create competition for them. If you introduce a chemophilic organism that simple eats up all of the world's fossil fuels, then you can make coal and petroleum very rare. This can also make storing and using fossil fuels much ...


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No fossil fuels gives more problems than you might think Fossil fuels are most well known for their role as fuel. However, during the process of refining oil there are a ton of by products that are used all over the world. It is used in medicine, maintaining machines with lubricants, asphalt, wax and much, much more. It would make sense if these are replaced ...


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Abundant Uranium: I am trying to see the exact nature of the question here, but I am assuming it is about how plausible your scenario is, not only about petroleum and coal. In a world where physicists deduce the use and function of fissile materials at an extremely early stage in the industrial revolution, and where there are huge amounts of uranium ...


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The only clear question I can see after your edit is this : So is it plausible that the only fossil fuel reserves that exist are extremely hard to access in an economic fashion, to the point that they are only really used after nuclear power was developed first? The problem here is that developing nuclear power without fossil fuels is hard to imagine. You ...


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