You can't have everything. Where would you put it? -Steven Wright
Question #31490 posted on 12/18/2006 3:01 a.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

In reference to Daniel's interpretation of King Nebuchadnezzar's dream, what would a geologist say about the possibility of a stone falling from a mountain being "cut without hands"? Are there occureneces of this in nature, and, if so, what are they?

- Rolling Stone

A: Dear Rock-n-Roll,

Sure, it happens. Boulders can roll down mountains. General weathering can be enough to form them, and then you have things like avalanches to help out from time to time if weathering and erosion don't do the job first. You've seen pictures of Arches National Park, right? Granted, those aren't mountains, but there are some pretty precariously perched rocks there (along with the arches) which could come rolling right down.

Then again, I don't know how literally you want to take that scripture--as I'm sure you remember, the next part was about it rolling forth to fill the whole earth, and THAT isn't going to happen with an actual rock.

-Laser Jock