Visitors on cave tours are almost always told that the large stalactites and stalagmites have taken tens of thousands or even millions of years to form. Recent discoveries have shown this is not necessarily so. Consider the following:

1. A bat (not yet decomposed) was found cemented inside a stalagmite in Carlsbad Caverns, New Mexico. This had to have formed recently and VERY rapidly.

2. A salactite a foot long was found hanging under a railroad bridge in Alliance, Ohio. It obviously formed in a few years, but evolutionary methods would date a foot-long stalactite in a cave as being thousands of years old.

3. In a cave in the Tehuacan Valley of Mexico there is a vast chamber called Hall of the Dead. Skeletons found in that cave are covered with stalagmites which scientists have dated almost 3,000 years old.

4. A five-inch stalactite was found in the man-made Hetch Hetchy tunnel in California. This stalactite had to have formed in less than 20 years, since this is when the tunnel was built. According to evolutionary dating of caves, a five-inch cave stalactite should be thousands of years old.

Stalactite and stalagmite formation provide no evidence that the earth is extremely old.

From A Closer Look at the Evidence by Kleiss, October 114.

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