Originally posted by godismath
Recently a crop circle appeared at Barbury Castle which astrophysicist Mike Reed noticed was a depiction of pi.
I hate to bash this thread, but it really is pretty bunk. In fact, the above quote from the astrophysicist is the only thing worth noting that is
actually fact. The crop circle is and only is
Let's take a look at what's really going on here.
You have concentric circles divided into 10 slices. Each slice is colored in to represent each digit of pi. And each digit of pi, moves you one
concentric circle from the inside to the outside.
Now, you want us to focus on the non-shaded areas of the circle. And from that you come up with the other number. All that other number represents
is the adding up of the other slices to a total of 10. Which it should, since there are 10 slices of the circles. There's no big mystery there.
So, every single concentric circle adds up to 10, with part of the slices being colored in and the others not.
Now, all the other junk, is just that...junk. Lemme explain. You are using a base 10 system of numbers to set up the circle in the first place. It
is divided into 10 slices. The number pi itself comes from this same base 10 system. So, to make some leap to leaving out the zero makes absolutely
no sense, when you are using the zero in the first place to make the slices. I hope you see the logic in that.
Second, so you decided to add the two numbers together and it comes out to be 11.11111111. At this point, you really need to understand what
exactly you are adding together
. You are adding two numbers which represent slices of a circle. All of the slices (10 total) equal 1 Circle.
Therefore, each digit when added to the other half is going to equal 10.
For example, let's take the first digit 3 and it's opposite 7. Add them together and you get 10. Take the second digit 1 and it's opposite 9.
Add them together and you get 10. When you have 10 out of 10 that equals 1 (10/10=1 ie. 1 complete circle). Therefore, the number you come out with
is 11.11111111. Each "1" represents a complete concentric circle from the inside to the outside.
I feel that's enough to make my point as the rest of what you say doesn't really make sense after understanding what it is you are really adding
together. Especially things like 11.11111111=1 (which it does not) and the whole helix thing (which seems more like you are seeing some cool visual
The crop circle itself...very cool. Not a real difficult thing to figure out, but cool nonetheless.