From: Ray Dickenson <r.dickenson.nul> Date: Wed, 22 Jun 2011 14:50:01 +0100 Archived: Thu, 23 Jun 2011 05:51:50 -0400 Subject: Re: Mysterious Crop Circles: Alien Messages Or >From: Eleanor White <ewraven1.nul> >To: post.nul >Date: Tue, 21 Jun 2011 18:42:54 -0400 >Subject: Re: Mysterious Crop Circles: Alien Messages Or Hoax? >>From: Eustaquio Andrea Patounas <socex.ufobras.nul> >>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <post.nul> >>Date: Sun, 19 Jun 2011 21:54:11 -0300 >>Subject: Mysterious Crop Circles: Alien Messages Or Hoax? ><snip> >>As for the identity of those who created the complicated >>mathematical and fractal patterns that appeared in the mid- >>1990s, I have no idea. But Occam's razor suggests they were >>more >>likely to be undergraduates than aliens." >Then there are those glyphs which are too huge and/or too >complex, and too perfectly executed, to be done by humans with >stomping boards, especially in the space of a night. >(E.g. Crabwood) >I thought there were reports by witnesses of glyphs forming, >accompanied by busy lights above the glyph? I recall a glyph >being sighted, daytime, by a pilot who passed over the site >first with no glyph, then a short time (hour or two) later and >the glyph had been made. Right Eleanor, I've also read of those impossibly fast appearance times, apparently ruling out human construction, as would some of those reported exotic heat / radiation effects on plant stalks etc. It looks like these possibly important attributes of the phenomenon are often selectively ignored by analysts and critics, especially those scientifically inclined - and I think there's an obvious reason: the "spherical cow" approach of engineers and scientists. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spherical_cow While that approach, reducing the problem to fit your analytical tools, serves a purpose in general science, its big failing is always in particular cases where other (ignored) aspects may be more important. I.e for the matador it's "horns", while for the china-shop owner it's "destructiveness" (and for a guy on foot in Africa say, it's the homicidal bad temper and cunning of a male buffalo). We don't actually know the important or defining characteristics of genuine crop circles (if they exist), so we shouldn't ignore any of those reported. Cheers Ray D BTW - that 'spherical cow' attitude might explain why, even among ufologists, the engineering/science types are much happier with nuts'n'bolts craft (preferrably empty). Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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