... Even exposed salt lakes aren't produced only by evaporation but partly by seepage into the ground. And water would be expected to seep down through the strata too. That's what leads to cementation of the rock as it carries the chemicals that bring that about. So for starters I'd question the need for exposure to air.
Salt is dissolved in water. When the water seeps into the ground it carries the salt (and other dissolved minerals) with it. To get crystals you need to remove water.
Meanwhile there is good evidence that the earth is not billions of years old.
Start a new thread and provide this purported evidence.
Well I believe I proved it for the Grand Canyon-Grand Staircase area if nothing else.
No you just asserted it.
... If it's okay with you to think there were something like 700 million years with no tectonic activity in that region then I guess my argument doesn't mean anything to you. ...
1st it doesn't matter how long a period goes without tectonic activity, it is not a periodic cycle behavior. There is no 'law of earthquakes' that one must occur within any set time for every location on earth. Other places have gone longer without, and maybe that is something you can explore further on this or another thread.
2nd there WAS activity, there are lots of faults that cross the canyon, that such activity didn't satisfy you in type and size of displacement is more related to your unscientific expectations (ie--not based on theory or hypothesis derived from evidence).
But again that is a different topic. Perhaps a new thread on earthquakes?
I like to be pretty slow on the draw with the 'L' word...
Me too - first time in over 14 years.
Yes, lying carries the connotation of intent to deceive rather than just making a false statement.
One simple rule of thumb could be that the first time a false statement is made that it is given the benefit of the doubt, but that if it is repeated after it has been demonstrated to be wrong then intent can be inferred.
Wow, I just read the thread and saw quite a few logical fallacies thrown around.
Good luck with that.
Edit: The salt could have formed by underground heat evaporating the moisture which escaped in near microscopic vents (which are quite common). That's my unresearched response just off the top of my head
(1) What is the source of heat and the evidence for it?
(2) How do you explain geysers and the low salinity of that water? But lots of mineral deposits around the surface pools ...