stalactites on a ceiling

(Next in a series on Creation vs Evolution predictions.)

All geological changes don’t require the amount of time we hear they do.  For example: stalactites, fossil formation, and canyon formation

Here’s a picture of Stalactites growing under the Lincoln memorial (I wonder why the government doesn’t take some new pictures of these stalactites so we can see how much they’ve grown since men wore hats like that???)

I can’t see how long this stalactite is, but it’s definitely growing under a bridge somewhere in Tennessee. The people at John MacKay’s site won’t tell us where exactly, because people would go there on purpose to break it off.

This page is really cool with a bat caught in a stalactite (how long could that have taken, since the bat didn’t rot away?) along with an 11 foot long stalactite/stalagmite formation that’s only about 40 years old!

This page  has a lot of information and a lot of big words (unfortunately, I can’t recommend the whole website, since they are LDS). Check out the petrifying stream in England at the bottom. (If you follow their link to Mother Shipton’s site, the page titled “the story” is about a witch, but the science parts are real!)

ICR has an article that talks about how quickly things can be petrified.

If you’ve ever been to the Grand Canyon or read a book about it, you will have heard that the Colorado River carved it all out slowly over millions of years. Is this even possible?

Bright Angel Point trail - Grand Canyon North Rim

Bright Angel Point trail – Grand Canyon North Rim

Have your parents help you read this map of the area around the Grand Canyon. Red means lowlands, and the paler the color the higher the land in that area. If a lot of water were dammed up in the middle of the picture, how could it escape from its valley? There’s one spot just north of the Grand Canyon almost low enough, but not quite. The only way out of its prison was to shoot through that narrow gap.The funny thing is that the Grand Canyon’s gap punches right through a rise in the land. For more on how that could have happened see the free technical book by Dr. Walt Brown. For you older folks his ideas and studies are fascinating! Dr. Walt Brown was the first to recognize that there had once been huge lakes up there (the area is still full of petrified trees which need water to form) and that the Grand Canyon is a dam breach.

Remember this video of a dam release in Washington State? This event was WAY smaller than the breach that led to the Grand Canyon! And that was tiny compared to the devastation the world-wide flood caused.

In the video you can see all the mud that water like this can carry. They were moving too fast to lay down layers of sediment there, but somewhere near or just into the ocean, all that dirt would be let down and form a delta like the ones we see at the ends of rivers around the world.

What do you think? Little river over millions of years, or big lakes flowing out really fast?

And he answered and said unto them, I tell you that, if these should hold their peace, the stones would immediately cry out. Luke 19:40

But the falling mountain crumbles away, And the rock moves from its place;  Water wears away stones, Its torrents wash away the dust of the earth; Job 14:18,19 NASB

Cheri Fields

I'm a homeschooling blogger and book writer. The gift God has given me for His kingdom is to understand complex stuff (mostly) and share it with others using everyday words. It is a joy to share God's wonders with all kinds of people and especially the next generation!