posted on Jul, 31 2011 @ 07:22 PM
reply to post by ArMaP
They are musical notes basically... a diatonic ratio is a what is considered in music as the "perfect" scale.
The discovery of the diatonic ratios and how they are related to Euclidean geometry discovered in the crop circles is all explained here:
To give the other members some background on this individual that discovered this:
Gerald S. Hawkins earned a Ph D in radio astronomy with Sir Bernard Lovell at Jodrell Bank, England, and a D Sc for astronomical research at the
Harvard-Smithsonian Observatories. His undergraduate degrees were in physics and mathematics from London University. Hawkins’
discovery that Stonehenge was built by neolithic people to mark the rising and setting of the sun and moon over an 18.6-year cycle stimulated the new
field of archaeoastronomy. From 1957 to 1969 he was Professor of Astronomy and Chairman of the Department at Boston University, and Dean of the
College at Dickinson College from 1969 to 1971. He is currently a commission member of the International Astronomical Union, and is engaged in
research projects in archaeoastronomy and the crop circle phenomenon.
And from his own words, the reason scientists don't take this field of research seriously:
It boils down to two factors. You wouldn’t get a grant to study this sort of thing. And, two, it might endanger your tenure. It is as
serious as that. There are whole areas in the scientific community that are not informed about the crop circle phenomenon, and have come to the
conclusion that it is ridiculous, a hoax, a joke, and a waste of time.
It’s a difficult topic because it tends to raise a knee-jerk solution in people’s minds. Then they are stuck. Their minds are closed. One can’t
do much about it. But if they can keep an open mind, I think they’ll find they’ve got a very interesting phenomenon.
So without being informed at all, the scientific community has already come to the conclusion that this is not a field worth studying, and mostly for
fear of losing credibility, not because there isn't real science behind it.
I applaud this man for standing up in the quest for truth, despite the ignorance in some fields of academia.