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Re: Mysterious Crop Circles: Alien Messages Or

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).



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