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originally posted by: FossilLin
a reply to: sapien82
Geologists tend to think geological processes can result in nearly all kinds of shapes.
For example, for many years geologists think ooids, a kind of tiny spherical sand grains, can be formed without life. The thinking is falsified: billions of tons of the "sand grains" are formed today by bacteria on Earth and ON MARS. Evidence: wretchfossil.blogspot.com...
So, rock guys, shape up.
Now back to the shape up of the basalt columns. Like big rocks, each basalt column contains millions of rock-forming minerals. Millions of afore-said rock-forming minerals form IRREGULARLY shaped rocks. The minerals themselves do not have one chance in a trillion to form the columns mentioned in wretchfossil.blogspot.com...
I studied fossil cells, so I paid attention to shapes. There is a reason for a shape.
Geologists pay attention to chemistry, not shape. So, shape up or lose big.