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G41:  Evaporites Could Form Without Evaporation


Edited by Greg Neyman



Henry Morris and his son John claim that evaporites can precipitate from unsaturated brines.  The mechanism proposed includes intense hydrothermal heat

Source:  Morris, Henry M., 1974. Scientific Creationism, p. 105-106.




  1. Evaporite deposits show no evidence of association with hydrothermal activity

  2. If Morris' claim is true, then we should be able to observe this process today.  However, hydrothermal systems observed today are not depositing any salt

  3. Evaporites show evidence of being open to the air, such as footprints, dessication cracks, and raindrop impressions.  Morris' system is completely underground


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Evaporites (Wikipedia)



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