How Old are Limestone Caves?

 by Laurence D Smart B.Sc.Agr., Dip.Ed., Grad.Dip.Ed



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The actual age of limestone caves and the rate at which limestone formations develop have long been debateable among evolutionists. However, evolutionary geologists have always presented age details to the general public as fact. In more recent times, the truth about limestone caves has been admitted.

For example, on display signs at the Carlsbad Caverns (New Mexico, USA):-






Jerry Trout, an ex-teacher, geologist, and a cave specialist with the Arizona Forest Service, has been recorded in the press as stating the following:

"From 1924 to 1988, there was a visitor's sign above the entrance to Carlsbad Caverns that said Carlsbad was at least 260 Million years old. In 1988 the sign was changed to read 7-10 million years old. Then, for a little while, the sign read that it was 2 million years old. Now the sign is gone."

The article continues: "In short, he [Jerry Trout] says, geologists don't know how long cave development takes. And, while some believe that cave decorations such as S.P. [cave's] beautiful icicle-looking stalactites took years to form, Trout says that though photo-monitoring, he has watched a stalactite grow several inches in a matter of days." Arizona Highways, January 1993, p 4-11; Creation Ex Nihilo, Vol. 20, No. 1, 1997/98, p:14