Stalactites

Discussion in 'Natural Revelation and God's Creation' started by VirginiaHuguenot, Mar 21, 2005.

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  1. VirginiaHuguenot

    VirginiaHuguenot Puritanboard Librarian

    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!
     
  2. VirginiaHuguenot

    VirginiaHuguenot Puritanboard Librarian

    bump
     
  3. WrittenFromUtopia

    WrittenFromUtopia Puritan Board Graduate

    Very interesting ...
     
  4. blhowes

    blhowes Puritan Board Professor

    Here's an interesting article.
     
  5. ChristianasJourney

    ChristianasJourney Puritan Board Sophomore

    I'm sure if you look up Answers in Genesis or do a search for "Creation Science Stalactites" you'd find some good articles.
     
  6. yeutter

    yeutter Puritan Board Junior

    When they make these calculations are they assuming that the mineral content of the water has been constant and the water table and water flow have been constant?
     
  7. VirginiaHuguenot

    VirginiaHuguenot Puritanboard Librarian

    Thanks very much, Bob!
     
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