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Originally posted by lpowell0627
I love these threads!
Kudos to you!
This is getting funnier by the minute.
--Crop circles predict something = hoax.
--More than one circle appears in a single night = hoax by more than one.
--Certain circles can't be duplicated by people = hoax.
--People sit in fields with cameras overnight = video tape orbs = circle appears = hoax.
--Farmers charge $1 - $3 (pounds) for the thousands of visitors now trampling all of their fields = hoax.
--Farmers destroy the circle because they are so mad it's there = hoax.
-- "white chips" are found at circle sites that can't be traced to compounds here = hoax.
-- 1500 foot long "writing" appears in a circle = hoax.
-- and now a police officer finds "aliens" in a circle = still a hoax?
Wait, I know -- the police officer is getting paid too!
Can someone PLEASE tell me at what point these blasted circles stop being a hoax?
Originally posted by elysiumfire
Regarding the policeman's report, no one will ever know if it is true, unless he has retained some truly outstanding corroborative evidence to support his hearsay story.
Originally posted by rich23
As for the poster who wanted the creators of the crop circles to communicate in ways we understand... there are plenty of good reasons why not.
Firstly, this demand relies on the assumption that the thing to be communicated lies within the set of concepts our language encompasses. That's a truly dumb assumption to make.
Secondly it ignores the possibility that by working through the process of deducing the meaning of these ideograms, we might learn something it would be impossible to teach any other way. But of course this kind of thinking is par for the modern world, where people would sooner play the guitar hero game than actually study the instrument. The idea of work as transformative activity is pitifully absent from modern society.