WHAT WILL INTELLIGENT DESIGN THEORISTS SAY ABOUT THIS?
Whatever, I don't really care whether it's old, very old, really old, or as old as John Paul Stevens. I just want to make fun of idiot fundamentalists. So here I go.
Idiot Fundies will counter this new evidence by arguing:
a. That God put the earth's magnetic field here to test our faith.
b. That Satan put it here to trick us; we don't really need a magnetic field, meteors are just hype.
c. That only blasphemers, America-haters, and "those damned Jews" believe in science over faith; therefore, it doesn't matter how old the magnetic field is, nor that it exists at all.
d. That The Rapture is coming in 3 days, and no magnetic field is strong enough to prevent Jesus from returning.
e. That magnetism is but one part of a multifacited Al-Qaeda plot designed to weaken America, along with gay marriage, abortion, diplomacy, logic, literacy, western-based education, supra-reptilian intelligence, and Constitutionalism.
I'm going with (c), with (a) and (e) close behind. Any other thoughts?