Re: Crop Circles
- 5554 From: thevirtualgreek
Date: Mon Jun 30, 2003 0:32pm
Subject: Re: [Debunking Debunkers] From Science News Online
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Christopher Crosdale"
> If I were to take a pencil and stick it in the sand. Then attacha
> to it and another pencil and draw a circle. Then put a ruler anddraw a
> straight line from the center pencil to the edge of the circle, Iwould
> generate the following:origins
> Area of circle = Pi*r^2
> Circumference of circle = 2*Pi*r
> Radius of circle = Square root of Area divided by Pi
> Yet I wouldn't need to know any of that -- or, the historic
of pi --
> to use my pencils, string, and ruler; and get a fairly accuratecircle in
> the sand...Are you suggesting that the first person to draw a circle hadn't
already done the math? I'm shocked!
Here's a fun way to pass the time: Pick a reasonably complex crop
circle. Then count of the number of precut lengths of rope, stakes,
and stakes with attached ropes that you'd have to bring with you to
create the circle.
~~ Paul >>
In a similar vein, I wonder how long it would take a well-trained
crew of, say, 10 drunk engineering alumni to punch out a complex
formation, in dense vegetation, after dark?
Summers in the UK are NICE! No way would I waste such quality time
tramping around in some field. There are lots of better things to
do, if you know what I mean, and I think you do :)
- --- In email@example.com, "Tucker" <tucker363@y...>
> In a similar vein, I wonder how long it would take a well-trainedAnd imagine how much faster they could do it if they weren't drunk.
> crew of, say, 10 drunk engineering alumni to punch out a complex
> formation, in dense vegetation, after dark?