Crop Circles

“Crop circles are not made by man, but by electromagnetic point-sources of unknown origin.” So said UFO-Blogger.

Lights Forming Crop Cirlces by ovnis_et_fantomes

I’m not so sure about this, seeing as the story in The Daily Mail (U.K.) writes about a physics professor at the University of Oregon who can make a crop circle with a magnetron, make from a common microwave oven.

Dispensing with rope, wooden planks and bar stools that have traditionally been used to create such designs, Prof Taylor suggested these spectacular patterns could also be carved with lasers.

And he believes the satellite Global Positioning System could track the markings.

Mathematical analysis of some of these ever-more complex designs has revealed the use of constructions lines, invisible to the eye, that are used to design the patterns.

Writing in Physics World, he said: ‘Crop-circle artists are not going to give up their secrets easily.
‘This summer, unknown artists will venture into the countryside close to your homes and carry out their craft, safe in the knowledge that they are continuing the legacy of the most science-oriented art movement in history.’

Physics World editor Matin Durrani said: ‘It may seem odd for a physicist such as Taylor to be studying crop circles, but then he is merely trying to act like any good scientist – examining the evidence for the design and construction of crop circles without getting carried away by the side-show of UFOs, hoaxes and aliens.’
But as fascinating as the patterns are to scientists, farmers find crop circles infuriating.

Tim Carson, who owns the land where the recent alien design appeared, has had 125 circles on his land since 1990.

The price in ruined crops is particularly steep this year because of soaring fuel and fertiliser costs, and a 25 per cent drop in wheat yields due to the drought.

Put that in your pipe and smoke it.

One Comment

  • Bunny Tavolieri says:

    Invariably, the resonant impulse of the sonic attitude will defeat the harmonic balance of its frequency