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Today's crop-circle designs are more complex than ever, with some featuring up to 2000 different shapes. Mathematical analysis has revealed the use of constructions lines, invisible to the eye, that are used to design the patterns, although exactly how crop circles are created remains an open question.
According to Taylor, physics could potentially hold the answer, with crop-circle artists possibly using the Global Positioning System (GPS) as well as lasers and microwaves to create their patterns, dispensing with the rope, planks of wood and bar stools that have traditionally been used.
Microwaves, Taylor suggests, could be used to make crop stalks fall over and cool in a horizontal position -- a technique that could explain the speed and efficiency of the artists and the incredible detail that some crop circles exhibit.
Originally posted by niceguybob
I'm confused Jibby. You don't think that's plausible at all?
Flying Saucers from different galaxy's, reading our books, and then interpretting them and making signs and sybles is better explantion?
Or just very light planks that BEND the wheat instead of snapping them, and leaving an electromagnetic discharge afterwords?
Microwaves and energy directors sounds possible.
Originally posted by Maxmars
reply to post by havok
You're entitled to that opinions, of course. But your facts are not 100% unless I am mistaken. There have been crop-circles in America, and other places, and there are historical accounts of them (I lack the mans to cite examples at the moment, but I'm sure someone can help with that.)
In any case, it still remains to be seen what kind of "artists" don't take credit for their work. Over such a long period of time, and why the mystery, even on the part of the scientific community, remains so vibrant.
The earliest known crop circle, known as the "Mowing Devil," is shown on this woodcut from Hertfordshire, England, 1678.
Certain evidence, such as the Mowing-Devil, suggest the appearance of crop circles before the 20th century. Nevertheless, there are important differences between that story and modern crop circles. The story of the mowing devil involves the cutting of the crops following a dispute over crop harvesting and an invocation of the devil, no geometric patterns were reported. 
Originally posted by SonoftheSun
reply to post by Maxmars
Interesting idea. While I believe that most are man made, there are some that are just so filled with maths and algorithms that it defies the imagination. They could also be man made. But are they all?
That beauty is 530 meters X 450 meters. Done overnight. Man made? Perhaps.