The Decay of Earth’s Magnetic Field and Creationism
The decay of earth’s magnetic field is a powerful proof for creationism. In 1971, Dr. Thomas Barnes came up with this idea and it was late re-examined by Dr. Russell Humphreys in 1983. Here is what they found:
Earth is engulfed by a great magnetic field, produced by known electric currents in its metallic core. Solar and stellar radiation daily attack the earth and causes great damage to life, giving rise to harmful mutations and possibly causing the death of living creatures. If these rays were not obstructed and cleaned by earth’s magnetic field, life would not take place.
The power of the magnetic field has been correctly and systematically calculated since 1835. From these calculations, we can see that the field’s power has decreased by about seven percent since then, giving a half-life of about 1,400 years. This means that in 1,400 years it will be one-half as powerful and so on. There will be a future time not many thousands of years from now when the field will be too insignificant to act as a good protection for planet earth.
Measuring back into the past, the present calculations show that 1,400 years ago the field was twice as powerful. It continues doubling each 1,400 years back, until around 10,000 years ago it would have been so powerful that the earth would have been destroyed. The metallic core would have disconnected from its mantle. This clearly means that our planet must be fewer than 10,000 years old, which means that the utmost age for this planet is way too brief for evolution to take place.
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