Drip... Drip... Drip... Stalactites: Evidence of God's Timing
the rock formations that hang down from cave roofs, have been used for
generations to fool people into thinking that it takes millions of
years for them to form. The facts are quite different.
The picture above is of stalactites at Carlsbad Caverns in New Mexico. The facts show that all it takes for stalactites to form are the right conditions, flowing water and a mineral that is easily dissolved. Several feet of stalactite can form in a matter of years. Another example of this is in the basement of the Lincoln Memorial. Stalactites over 5 feet long have been found there, even though the memorial is less than 100 years old.
At Carlsbad Caverns in New Mexico, a sign proclaiming the "fact" that the caves were formed over a period of millions of years had to be removed as the evidence became overwhelming that the processes involved could have produced everything in the caves in only a few thousand years. One state geologist even photomonitored a stalactite in the cave that grew several inches in a matter of days.
Geologic time is a phrase used so often in describing the earth's past that most people think it really means something. It doesn't. It is a fraud based on deceit that has been used by evolutionists to trick people into believing that the earth is billions of years old. When the claims regarding the supposed ways of measuring age (Carbon 14, radioisotope dating, cave formation and mountain building) are actually examined, each method is found to be based on assumptions built upon speculations, with no real science involved in the old age interpretations.
When the forces that shape major geologic formations are observed, rather than simply being speculated about, the truth is quite evident. In 1963 a volcanic island called "Surtsey" formed off the coast of Iceland. Within one year of its formation there was a functioning ecology there which included a variety of plant life and insects. The landscape included sandy beaches and rounded boulders. These kinds of changes happened rapidly, because the conditions were right. Time was the least important factor in their development.
After the 1980 eruption of Mt. St. Helens, there were dramatic changes in the landscape. Canyons over 100 feet deep were carved out of solid rock in a matter of hours. Hundreds of feet of rock layers were laid down in a matter of days. If the phrase geologic time has any meaning at all, it is indicative of the rapid speed with which geologic change can happen. The evidence from geology, as from all real science, supports the Biblical record of a young earth.