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Re: Crop Circles To Be Debated

From: Paul Scott Anderson <paulscottanderson.nul>
Date: Tue, 14 Aug 2007 21:29:41 -0700
Archived: Wed, 15 Aug 2007 08:55:24 -0400
Subject: Re: Crop Circles To Be Debated

>From: William Treurniet <wtreurniet.nul>
>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Sun, 12 Aug 2007 21:27:06 -0400
>Subject: Re: Crop Circles To Be Debated

>I realise that good analyses of some crop formations have been
>done, and the sources cited give examples of that. These are
>sufficient to establish that some sophisticated technology has
>been applied, and that's good. However, for other objectives, we
>need information about whether or not each formation made since,
>say, 1992 is man-made. For example, before we can attempt to
>understand the meaning of the formations as a whole, we need to
>be able to filter out the noise.

>Information to help make a judgement about all known formations
>might exist in the files of the various groups involved. One
>might at least estimate a probability that each formation is
>man-made based on the available evidence. However, I've been
>told that information is not shared easily among groups for a
>number of reasons, including lack of resources.

This is one of the biggest problems, filtering out the noise...

It is virtually impossible to be able to sort out all known
formations between real and fake, as there is often no agreement
or consensus among researchers even for a single given formation

The best that could be done is a probability estimate, but there
are still then other formations, especially much older cases,
for which there often isn't enough available evidence.

Formations need to be judged on a case-by-case basis, based on
careful ground studies as much as possible, but these days it
seems that a lot of people are more interested in just looking
at 'pretty pictures'...

The hoaxing that goes on has muddied the waters so much now,
IMO, that it is almost pointless trying to 'decode' formations,
if there even is or was a message. And of course there's also no
consensus as to how much hoaxing is really happening.


Paul Scott Anderson

Canadian Crop Circle Research Network

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