Earth’s Magnetic Field: Decaying Evidence of a Young Earth
Magnetosphere – © 1995 NASA
On the 1960’s TV show, Star Trek, when the starship, Enterprise, was about to be attacked, Captain Kirk would order the shields, a force field, to be raised to protect the ship. What most people don’t know is that the Earth has its own force field to shield it from the destructive rays of the sun. The Earth’s shield is its magnetic field, which surrounds the Earth and keeps harmful cosmic rays from damaging the Earth and its inhabitants.The Earth’s magnetic field is one of the things that God made as part of His creation of His World. It acts as a dipolar magnetic with the force field farthest away at the equator and closest at the poles which results in the Aurora Borealis, the Northern Lights, where the interaction of the magnetic field with cosmic rays are visible from Earth.
What is not widely known is that the Earth’s magnetic field is getting weaker every year. It has been regularly measured since 1835 and has been found to be decaying at the rate of 5% per century or with a half- life of 1400 years. As the magnetic field gets weaker it allows in harmful cosmic rays with the result that there is an increase in mutations and cancers, undoubtedly one of the reasons people do not live as long today as they did before the Flood when the field was much stronger. At the current rate of decay the magnetic field will be completely gone in a few thousand years. Not only is the magnetic field decaying, but it has also changed directions several times in the Earth’s past, these reversals happening during the time of the Genesis Flood. These changes of direction, with the magnetic field switching direction from the North Pole to the South Pole and back again, are known to have happened from the direction that bits of iron point to in lava flows laid down in the past. These changes in direction have now been shown to have happened in a matter of days, the speed of these reversals have caused great consternation among evolutionists.
The decay of the Earth’s magnetic field is also one of the best pieces of evidence that the Earth is only a few thousand years old. For both the decay and reversals of the magnetic field show a force field that is rapidly deteriorating. If the power of the magnetic field, which decreases by half every 1400 years, were multiplied backwards the magnetic field would have been so powerful that life on the Earth could not have existed more than 10,000 years ago.
Of course evolutionists, being the great storytellers that they are, make up stories to explain away the facts, inventing a theory of a self-sustaining dynamo that produces the magnetic field, even though all of the evidence tells of a constantly decaying magnetic field.
The Earth’s magnetic field is one of the many facts that God left for us to discover to show how He made this Earth to be a place for people to live on.
The earth is the Lord’s, and the fullness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein. Psalm 24:1