## Re: Crop Circles

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• 5554 From: thevirtualgreek Date: Mon Jun 30, 2003 0:32pm Subject: Re: [Debunking Debunkers] From Science News Online ... a string ... draw a ... would ...
Message 1 of 2 , Jun 30, 2003
5554 From: thevirtualgreek
Date: Mon Jun 30, 2003 0:32pm
Subject: Re: [Debunking Debunkers] From Science News Online

--- In debunkingdebunkers@yahoogroups.com, "Christopher Crosdale"
<cacrosdale2002@y...> wrote:
> If I were to take a pencil and stick it in the sand. Then attach
a
string
> to it and another pencil and draw a circle. Then put a ruler and
draw a
> straight line from the center pencil to the edge of the circle, I
would
> generate the following:
>
> 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
origins
of pi --
> to use my pencils, string, and ruler; and get a fairly accurate
circle 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 :)

Tucker
• ... And imagine how much faster they could do it if they weren t drunk. ~~ Paul
Message 2 of 2 , Jul 1, 2003
--- In debunkingdebunkers@yahoogroups.com, "Tucker" <tucker363@y...>
wrote:
> 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?

And imagine how much faster they could do it if they weren't drunk.

~~ Paul
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