Edellisestä viestistäni lienee jo kulunut se vähä aika, joten tuhlaan taas aikaani kertomalla, että kreationistinen teoria kattaa nykyään koko kosmoksen, Humppi tosin esittelee uusimman paperinsa vasta
What is the origin of the magnetic fields
we observe in the universe?
Dr. D. Russell Humphreys, research physicist at
ICR, has developed an explanation for the magnetic
fields of earth, other planets in the solar system,
stars, galaxies, and even the cosmos itself. On the basis of
Scriptures that imply that the original created material of
earth was water, Dr. Humphreys proposed a number of years
ago that when God created the water, the spins of its hydrogen
nuclei were at first aligned in one direction. That would produce
an initially strong magnetic field for each object in the cosmos.
With time, the energy and intensity of these fields decreased due to
random motions and cosmic events.
The major source of magnetic fields in most materials is
atomic electrons, whose rapid spins produce strong fields. However,
the 10 electrons in a water molecule group themselves into pairs,
with opposite spins in each pair. That cancels out any large-scale effect
of their magnetic fields. But protons and neutrons generate tiny
magnetic fields of their own, about a thousand times smaller than
the magnetic fields of electrons. Just as in the case of the electrons,
the 8 protons in an oxygen nucleus group themselves into pairs
with opposite spins in each pair. The 8 neutrons do likewise. So
an oxygen nucleus makes no contribution to large-scale magnetic
fields. But the single protons of the hydrogen atoms in
a molecule of water are far away from each other, so they
interact only weakly.
Normally, the spins of the hydrogen nuclei
throughout the water point in random directions
and cancel out their overall magnetic field.
But what if God created the hydrogen
nuclei with all their spins pointing
in the same direction?
In that case, the tiny magnetic fields of the
hydrogen nuclei would come into existence
instantaneously along with the water
as God created it, adding up to a large overall
magnetic field for each concentration of mass. Normal
electromagnetic events would then conserve the magnetic
field by an electric current in the planet’s core as God transformed
the water to other materials. After 6,000 years of decay,
these magnetic fields would decrease in intensity. For example,
the strength of earth’s magnetic field would have declined to what
we observe today, considering energy losses from magnetic reversals
during the Genesis Flood.
Dr. Humphreys extended his theory to the other planets of the
solar system, the sun, and the moon a few years ago. The theory explains
the observed magnetic field strengths of those bodies as well.
It also correctly predicted the field strengths of Uranus and Neptune
measured by the Voyager 2 spacecraft, as well as magnetizations of surface
rocks on Mars. Finally, the Messenger spacecraft mission to Mercury
will be testing his fourth prediction from this year through 2011.*
In an upcoming paper submitted to the August 2008 International
Conference on Creationism entitled “The Creation of Cosmic
Magnetic Fields,” Dr. Humphreys improves his theory once
again and applies it to updated solar system data, meteorites, and
the larger moons of Jupiter and Saturn. Then in a brief survey,
he applies it beyond our solar system to ordinary stars, magnetic
stars, white dwarf stars, pulsars, “magnetars,” galaxies,
and the cosmos itself. The theory appears capable of
explaining the magnetic fields of all heavenly bodies
for which we have magnetic data. In contrast,
the origin of cosmic magnetic fields is still
a great mystery to uniformitarian