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sreda, 11. januar 2017



Tega medvedka so našli v Yorkshire. Na videz čisto običajen plišasti medvedek. A tale je okamenel - in za to je bilo potrebnih samo 3-5 mesecev - dokazano.
Še eno objektivno dejstvo iz realnosti, ki dokazuje, da so pravljice evolucije samo pravljice - in nič več!


An encrusted teddy bear from the Petrifying Well at Knaresborough, Yorkshire.
I was surprised to read recently that small teddy bears placed under a waterfall in Yorkshire ‘turned to stone’ in three to five months. After all, I had been told by my geology lecturers at university that stalactites and stalagmites take many thousands of years to form, so how could teddy bears petrify so quickly? So, I decided to investigate these claims and take a trip to Knaresborough, a town some 21 km (13 miles) west of York, England.
When I saw the stone teddy bears hanging under the waterfall, along with clothes, top hats, shoes, trainers and even an umbrella, I realized that I was observing an amazing geological spectacle. I couldn’t resist adding [one of our creationist] neckties to the line-up.
The so-called Petrifying Well at Knaresborough has been a tourist attraction since 1630. Its water originates underground and has a high mineral content. As the water splashes onto the hanging objects, the mineral calcite (calcium carbonate) is deposited along with small amounts of other minerals. Gradually, these deposits build up and coat the object with a crust of rock.
The time needed for petrification depends on the size and porosity of the object. Small teddy bears take between three and five months. Larger porous items (large teddy bears and clothing) take six to 12 months. Non-porous items such as a top hat or a fireman’s helmet can take up to 18 months to be encased in stone.