The answer, of course, is that they don’t: like everything else in science, they are a lie. People, it is time to reign in our imaginations a bit.
We already knew that Maxwell’s laws of electromagnetism were a Santa Claus scientific hoax we couldn’t sustain. But bacteria that contain magnetic crystal organelles? How did we ever think we could get away with this?
The public is not going to accept this kind of stuff for a bit. Let’s keep it Newtonian for a while, OK guys