One of my favorite Monty Python sketches was about the Royal Society for Putting Things on Top of Other Things, chaired by the late lamented Graham Chapman. (To see the sketch, click here.) Above, we see the local Alberta branch’s work at Johnson Lake, just northeast of Banff Townsite.
The question I ask myself is the following: Is there any way that round rock could have gotten onto the flat rock on its own? If so, how so? And is there any way of measuring exactly when it happened? And if the above is a natural formation, would that not altogether vitiate the work of the Society for Putting Things on Top of Other Things? These are all hard questions which either must be addressed, or entirely scouted.