Enigmatic Clastic Pipes and Flood Geology

Ever see those rocks sticking up, especially in the American Southwest? They vary a great deal in size and are consistently vertical. Those are clastic pipes. Quite a few are found at the Kodachrome Basin State Park, but they exist around the world.

Uniformitarian (gradual processes over long periods of time) geologists are baffled by clastic pipes, since clastic rock is comprised of pieces of other rocks that were broken and re-formed. They have several competing speculations on how the pipes formed. Some suggest they also exist on Mars.

Secular scientists are baffled by vertical rock pipes such as seen at Kodachrome Basin State Park, and have several ideas about their formation. Creation science Flood models fit the criteria.
Clastic pipes at Kodachrome Basin State Park, Pixabay / Aline Dassel
Deep-time views are inconsistent with what is observed, and would require some unlikely scenarios in numerous places. (That is, clastic pipes are not a one-off anomaly in a specific region.) Creation geologists agree with their secular counterparts that earthquakes played a part in their formation, but they would have had to have been extremely strong. Also, there is a great deal of erosion. Earthquakes and erosion fit creation science Genesis Flood ideas.
While examining sedimentary rocks in detail, uniformitarian scientists regularly discover perplexing features. True to form, they almost always apply present processes over long periods of time to explain their origin. Sometimes, the feature cannot be attributed to present processes, i.e. it does not comply with the uniformitarian principle. In these cases, a secondary hypothesis is applied, or many hypotheses are developed by different researchers. These may or may not be reasonable. One of these perplexing features is clastic pipes

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Uniformitarian scientists not sure how the clastic pipes formed
Since sand dikes and boils are also observed after some earthquakes today, uniformitarian scientists think clastic dikes must be caused by liquefaction or fluidization related to earthquake shaking. It is possible they are right, but the exact origin of clastic pipes still eludes them. So, many hypotheses have been developed:

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