Stalactites and Stalagmites

Stalactites and Stalagmites in caves are used as proof of an old earth. It is claimed they form extremely slowly and require hundreds of thousands of years to form.

Examples of rapid growing stalactites

  • Stalactites under the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. which grew to the size of 3-4 feet within 40 years. See
    blog post for photo.