posted on Sep, 20 2009 @ 05:34 AM
Their aesthetics is not a reliable criterion of crop circles having a paranormal origin. The only scientifically trustworthy signature that they are
not made by boards and rope is whether the nodes of the stalks of the crops are swollen due to expulsion of moisture from the cavities in their cells.
The stalks in man-made crop circles are crushed and splintered by the pressure of trampling and board. In paranormal crop circles, the stalks are bent
close to the ground due to distortion of their swollen nodes. They are never snapped or crushed. Human feet stomp stalks in random directions. But the
stalks in genuine crop circles exhibit beautiful, spiral swirlings in which the crop stalks are laid down in a coordinated fashion in parallel
directions, creating a flowing effect and sometimes displaying multiple, weaved layers. Such subtle patterns cannot be achieved by the brute
mechanical means of stomping and use of boards. Finally, there is now scientific evidence that the minerals in clays in the soil inside a crop circle
have a significantly higher degree of crystallisation compared with the soil outside it.
This amount of crystallisations in soil clays can be created only by either enormous pressure or very high temperatures. Both physical conditions
would destroy the crops inside the crop circles, so they cannot explain the change in the soil. This is scientific evidence for the paranormal origin
of such formations, for it cannot be scientifically explained.
Those who dismiss crop circles as all man-made are merely victims of their own ignorance about the subject.