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To: Ichneumon

Okay stalagmite is a mound of deposited minerals.
Stalactite forms in a downward direction.
In Colorado there is a place called Cave of the Winds
I have been there many times and they can form quite rapidly, blocking out whole sections of open areas.
The abundance or redeposited minerals should suggest the transitory nature of geological formations, if earthquakes dont do it for you.


240 posted on 09/26/2005 10:42:31 PM PDT by claptrap (optional tagline under re-consideration)
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To: claptrap
Okay stalagmite is a mound of deposited minerals. Stalactite forms in a downward direction.

Hooray, you can use a dictionary.

In Colorado there is a place called Cave of the Winds I have been there many times and they can form quite rapidly, blocking out whole sections of open areas.

Nice try, but iron oxide sediments deposited by recent floods are hardly the same as rapidly growing calcium carbonate stalagmites/stalactites. For an in-depth analysis of the processes taking place at Cave of the Winds (to correct your faulty presumptions about them), see GENESIS OF CAVE OF THE WINDS, MANITOU SPRINGS, COLORADO. Also see this webpage about the cave, which clearly (albeit ungrammatically) states that, "Once the cave became dry and all formations ceased growing, which means all the damages will stay as they are now.", and this confirms the findings of the linked paper (and further contradicts your claims).

The abundance or redeposited minerals should suggest the transitory nature of geological formations, if earthquakes dont do it for you.

What are you rambling about here? No one disputes that geologic formations can and do change over time. Duh. But none of this helps support your original assertions about fossils.

Speaking of which, you have failed to answer 16 of the 17 questions put to you concerning your assertions. Please remedy that oversight now. Pay special attention to the question which asks you what in the heck your claims about cave formations -- even if true, which they are not -- would have to do with fossil evidence being, in your words, "tripe". And please attempt to remain coherent, and don't wander any further afield from your attempted point.

254 posted on 09/27/2005 1:18:28 AM PDT by Ichneumon
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