A compass is a common item brought along in a camping trip and when traveling through a forest or wilderness, as you probably know. I actually have one attached to my Cross-shaped carabiner key chain. On the compass, the arrow will always point north (unless it is malfunctioned of course). Have you ever wondered why a compass’ arrow points north? The answer has to do with the Earth’s magnetic field.
In the core of the Earth, an enormous electric current and channel is produced that causes our world to create a magnetic attraction and pull. The magnetic pull is the reason the arrow on a compass will point to “magnetic north.” Cool information, but how does this prove a young Earth? Scientists who have been studying the Earth’s magnetic forces have realized that those forces are getting weaker every single year. According to one government report measuring the decaying field, the whole magnetic field will be gone by the year A.D 3991!
If we observe how fast the magnetic field is decaying today, and try to calculate how long it has been decaying, we learn something very fascinating. If you go backward for just, let’s say, a few thousand years, the heat inside the Earth would have been so great that the Earth would have broken
apart and crack (possible Pangaea breaking apart after a climate-changing Global Flood). An there’s more. One scientist, by the name of Tomas G. Barnes, a physicist, specified that after studying and measuring the earth’s magnetic field, the Earth could only be about 10,000 years old, which happens to be the approximant limit age of the earth by young earth creationists (Usually said to be 6,00 years, but anywhere from 6,000 to 10,000).
Assuming that the magnetic field decayed the same in the past, like evolutionists do with uniformitarianism, then the 10,000-year-only age is correct. Evolutionists have a habit of assuming that what happens today is the same way they happened in the ancient times. By using some evolutionist ways, we are able to prove a young Earth. Yet if we add in other factors to the perishing of the magnetic field, we could get the age of the earth to around 6,000 years. There you have it, folks, a young earth.