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originally posted by: gortex
a reply to: Scdfa
You really should use the ext tags when quoting others work.
Most of that is the same old rhetoric promoted without evidence or checkable data by those that want to portray the CC phenomena as something other worldly , anyone who can be bothered to look at crop circles with an open mind will see the evidence is there to prove it isn't.
originally posted by: CirqueDeTruth
While I do believe that many crop circles are hoaxes, I don't believe that makes all of them hoaxes.
The earliest case ever recorded on a crop circle is a leaflet from Britain from 1678. The incident was titled - "The Mowing Devil". Somehow, I don't think crop circles are Military secret code when the phenomenon is very, very old. This case is conveniently dismissed by crop circle skeptics.
Although it may seem contradictory to our perceived agenda, undoubtedly one of our roles is to encourage belief in the non-human origin of the circles. Doug & Dave's claim to original authorship and our subsequent claims have created an atmosphere well known to theological sociologists - that disconfirmation can lead to strengthened belief. For those who want to believe there are enough soft edges on our activities to allow their beliefs to perpetuate. We never lay claim to specific formations, we only claim authorship of formations in the round.
Some researchers see our claims to authorship as akin to those made by hoax callers who claim responsibility for actions they haven't committed, like people who claimed to be the Yorkshire Ripper. For the more paranoid believer they can weave intricate conspiracy theories around us, casting us as shady disinformation agents in the pay of the government fighting against the rising tide of new age belief... or some such narrative.
Maybe Doug and Dave were piloting that flying saucer?
“But not to keep the curious Reader any longer in suspense, the inquisitive Farmer no sooner arriv’d [sic] at the place where his Oats grew, but to his admiration he found the Crop was cut down ready to his hands; and if the Devil had a mind to shew [sic] his dexterity in the art of Husbandry, and scorn’d [sic] to mow them after the usual manner, he cut them in round circles, and plac’t [sic] every straw with that exactness that it would have taken up above an Age for any Man to perform what he did that one night: And the man that owns them is as yet afraid to remove them.”
Two, smaller,’ nests’ were discovered, hidden in thick swamp grass along with a completely bare rectangle in the reeds.
Couldn't that recognition be accompanied by being arrested for, maybe trespassing, and destruction of crops, and maybe other criminal charges, as well as civil liabilities to compensate the farmers for the destroyed crops?
originally posted by: skyblueworld
Here's my problem...
Most artists sign their work...
None one ever has with Crop Circles... Unless for advertising!.
Who's ever come forward to take credit for the most complex crop circle we've ever seen at Chilbolton radio telescope in Hampshire, UK?.