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Originally posted by Diplomat
Is this even a real crop circle? www.zetetique.ldh.org...
Originally posted by NeuronDivide
Most of the crop circles I've seen over the years seem to me to illustrate magnetic fields and planetary geo-physics imo...
[ from: SETI.org]
The transmission consisted of a simple, pictorial message, aimed at our putative cosmic companions in the globular star cluster M13. This cluster is roughly 21,000 light-years from us, near the edge of the Milky Way galaxy, and contains approximately a third of a million stars.
The message consists of 1679 bits, arranged into 73 lines of 23 characters per line (these are both prime numbers, and may help the aliens decode the message). The "ones" and "zeroes" were transmitted by frequency shifting at the rate of 10 bits per second. The total broadcast was less than three minutes. A graphic showing the message is reproduced here. It consists, among other things, of the Arecibo telescope, our solar system, DNA, a stick figure of a human, and some of the biochemicals of earthly life. Although it's unlikely that this short inquiry will ever prompt a reply, the experiment was useful in getting us to think a bit about the difficulties of communicating across space, time, and a presumably wide culture gap.
From the simple twisting of grass in an English field we are led to conclude that we are not alone in the universe, and that off-planet intelligence is communicating with us. This basic fact will totally revise our worldviews, and our paradigms. We need now to rebuild our knowledge base, integrating into it the missing information. We no longer know who we are, how we came here, or what our relationship is to those who are sending us codes in fields. One thing is certain: Whatever intelligence is capable of making these communications is advanced beyond us, and we can be sure that they do not live in a throw-away competitive society on a world of terrorism, racial hatred, wars, religious discrimination, pollution and dying species. Step one for this entire world may be to get our own act together, so that we can speak as a planet, with pride, and as Earthlings, emerging into cosmic consciousness.