reply to post by VoidHawk
This looks visually great. As much as I would like to think this is a "reply" from extraterrestrials I just can't. I think the simplest answer is most
likely the most realistic. A lot of clever people like to make interesting patterns in fields, just to see how much interest it generates on sites
like this one. Remember it only really needs one or two scientifically bright people to come up with the pattern design, you don't need a whole team
of Phd's running around in a field in the middle of the night with their planks and bits of string. Or ground corrected GPS units.
I have to wonder about the following:
If it's an alien reply that was made instantaneously by some marvellous device, why were'nt the patterns all made at the same time.
Why wasn't any reply just sent back to Arecibo on the same radio frequency.
And the big one:
Why, if they have such amazing technology aren't these complex patterns appearing on clouds all over the planet. The same pictograms in glorious
colour, kilometers across.
I think the answer to the last question is:
Because it's easy for anyone that really has a mind to draw complex patterns in feilds to get a team together and do it. Projecting the same complex
images on clouds kilometers across is way beyond any smart uni students with a sense of humour and an interest in ET.
Of course for any ET's wishing to send a "reply", or any other deep meaningful message for mankind, producing these huge colour images on clouds would
be a peice of cake.
Then of course there's the target star system, 20 odd thousand light years away, the signal has been travelling how long? 20 something years, it's
still over 20,000 years from getting anywhere near it, not to mention when it does eventually get to that point in space the target star system will
be gone, the universe is in constant motion, the target star system will be in a completely different location.
As far as the signal being heard by anyone or anything inbetween us and the target star system goes, it was a pretty narrow beam, I doubt it.
As far as not thinking too much about the crop patterns goes, I don't quite get it, if the crop patterns are man made, just for fun, what's the point
of spending time trying to figure out what they're trying to say. Just put a line through the crop patterns, then you can forget all about it. And
save yourself a headache.
Remember Occam's razor gentlemen.
So, sorry guys, my opinon for what it's worth, nothing whatsoever to do with ET.
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