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Re: Crop Circles Discussion

From: Paul Scott Anderson <paulscottanderson.nul>
Date: Sat, 25 Aug 2007 19:04:38 -0700
Archived: Sun, 26 Aug 2007 10:29:56 -0400
Subject: Re: Crop Circles Discussion

>From: John Rimmer <j.rimmer.nul>
>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Thu, 23 Aug 2007 22:32:37 +0100
>Subject: Re: Crop Circles Discussion

>No, learning more about uncommon meteorological phenomena will
>always be of interest to specialists. But I doubt that such a
>phenomenon on its own is enought to support the vast crop-circle
>industry which has grown up over the last 20 years or so.

True. It has become very commercially-oriented unfortunately.

>And, as I have pointed out before, we cannot be sure that
>historical accounts actually occured literally as described or
>are all referring to the same type of event.

Some historical accounts have more details and specific
descriptions than others, just like UFO reports, etc. The 1880
Surrey, England account I linked to before, written by a noted
scientist of the time, was quite specific though; he had also
done diagrams which Nature didn't include in the magazine. I
would love to find copies of them somewhere.

>However, as you seem to accept that the complex modern 'crop-
>circle phenomenon' is entirely man-made, and I do not think
>there is too much point in arguing the details of a very small
>number of reports from a hundred years ago or more, it strikes
>me that there is far less a difference of opinion between us
>that seemed apparent at first.

I didn't say I think that all of the modern complex formations
are necessarily man-made, but do think now that most of them
are. Some, however, have shown the same as-yet unexplained
physical anomalies as in simpler ones. Those are the ones that
still puzzle me.

Paul Scott Anderson
Canadian Crop Circle Research Network

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