I have a question for any young earth geologists out there. I have read that stalactites take a long time to grow. At Luray Caverns in Virginia, they claim that it takes 120 years to grow one inch. At Skyline Caverns in Virginia, they claim that it takes 7,000 years to grow one inch. I don't know why there is such a discrepancy, but the long ages in general are necessary for an old earth view. However, every day on my commute I pass by a stalactite that is growing from the ceiling of the Washington, DC metro at a station tunnel that has been in existence for only approximately thirty years, yet the stalactite itself is around four inches long. Any comments that might shed light on the stalactite process from a young earth point of view would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!