Folded rocks must have been soft when folded (Talk.Origins)
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- Rocks do not fold without breaking. Therefore, folded rocks (found in many places) must have been soft when folded. This is easily explained by mountain building taking place soon after the sedimentary layers were deposited by a global flood.
Source: Humphreys, D. Russell, 1999. Evidence for a young world.
CreationWiki response: In their wording of this claim Talk Origins is misrepresenting what Humphreys actually said. Humphreys does not say that rocks can not be bent at all without breaking but that there are rocks bent so tightly; hair pin type bents; that if they had been bent while solid they would have broken. Humphreys is talking about a specific case, but Talk Origins makes in look like he referring to the general case. In doing so Talk Origins is using a Straw Man.