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I think this has to be the strongest argument for the skeptics, - because that's where most of the hoaxers live - but all things considered I don't think it holds up and leaves out too many things.

Why England then?

My conjecture is that it might have something to do with the way the Industrial Revolution came to be. I personally believe that the inspirations that led the IR were the result of guidance, where thinkers in England and then the US were made privy to certain technological ideas which they could then develop in relative autonomy thanks to their geographical position, being isolated by oceans and (in the case of Britain) fortified with the best navy.

If there is any merit to this idea, then it seems that the ETs, who coaxed the Brits and then the Yanks into the IR, did so in such a way that they were working within the boundaries of the larger human community - allowing certain ideas to germinate, then grow, until the time was ripe for the ensuing technologies to proliferate globally.

Relative to other cultures, I find the British to be more curious on the whole. There seems to be something in the UK - from my outsider's point of view anyway - where alternative thinkers are tolerated and allowed to pursue ideas that have nothing to do with the mainstream consumer values. Beyond this there are some damned good thinkers over their leading the charge in this alternative realms.

Perhaps the ETs target the UK because they know that their work (the CCs) will receive more serious treatment than it might in other countries, by this measure of tolerance for a serious discussion of alternative ideas. When I think of the CCs, and their limited application in the context of possibly being evidence of ETs, I must conclude that the ETs, through CCs, are at this point only willing to 'infer' their existence and interaction with humanity - that is, a strategy that is well short of a 'direct encounter'. Inferential evidence requires serious attention and analysis, no shortcuts for lazier, more superficial approaches. If they are trying to 'infer' their existence, then what better place to do that than in a society where serious thinkers are able to assess the evidence, give it the reasoned attention that it deserves, and show why, there are very solid grounds to 'infer' ET interaction? All the more so in a country that is relative small, where most investigators can get to the evidence in a short period of time?

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Why are most Crop Circles in England? 170 Deep1 02-Aug-09 08:51
Re: Why are most Crop Circles in England? 99 SphinxGirl 02-Aug-09 12:13
Re: Why are most Crop Circles in England? 67 Titus Livius 02-Aug-09 15:10
Re: Why are most Crop Circles in England? 89 Jal Phoenix 02-Aug-09 16:16
Re: Why are most Crop Circles in England? 90 gaylenb 02-Aug-09 16:21
Re: Why are most Crop Circles in England? 89 K_Asp 02-Aug-09 17:20
Re: Why are most Crop Circles in England? 93 Anomalies 03-Aug-09 14:45
Re: Why are most Crop Circles in England? 91 equestrian 02-Aug-09 18:57
Re: Why are most Crop Circles in England? 99 paxton 02-Aug-09 21:58
Re: Why are most Crop Circles in England? 76 Jal Phoenix 03-Aug-09 05:32
Re: Why are most Crop Circles in England? 110 paxton 03-Aug-09 08:46
I would say you haven't... 74 Anomalies 03-Aug-09 19:03
Re: Why are most Crop Circles in England? 93 papalou 13-Aug-09 01:46
Re: Why are most Crop Circles in England? 85 Richard Fusniak 13-Aug-09 13:33
Re: Why are most Crop Circles in England? 97 R and M 13-Aug-09 13:55
Re: Why are most Crop Circles in England? 92 Richard Fusniak 13-Aug-09 14:35
Re: Why are most Crop Circles in England? 90 The Kwuda 13-Aug-09 14:44
Re: Why are most Crop Circles in England? 60 R and M 14-Aug-09 03:30
Re: Why are most Crop Circles in England? 77 papalou 15-Aug-09 19:00
Re: Why are most Crop Circles in England? 95 Richard Fusniak 15-Aug-09 20:13
Re: Why are most Crop Circles in England? 66 papalou 16-Aug-09 03:57
Re: Why are most Crop Circles in England? 133 papalou 16-Aug-09 04:19
Moderator Caution 91 JonnyMcA 15-Aug-09 21:18
Re: Moderator Caution 99 papalou 16-Aug-09 03:59
Re: Why are most Crop Circles in England? 92 Anomalies 17-Aug-09 17:43
Re: Why are most Crop Circles in England? 96 Richard Fusniak 17-Aug-09 20:59
Re: Why are most Crop Circles in England? 50 martinpescatore 13-Aug-09 07:07
Re: Why are most Crop Circles in England? 131 papalou 15-Aug-09 19:05
Re: Why are most Crop Circles in England? 84 Nebankh 03-Aug-09 00:12
Re: Why are most Crop Circles in England? 96 R and M 03-Aug-09 04:31
WHAT? 82 Deep1 03-Aug-09 05:48
Re: WHAT? 92 R and M 04-Aug-09 04:31
Re: WHAT? 96 R and M 04-Aug-09 04:44
Re: Why are most Crop Circles in England? 88 Me 04-Aug-09 01:23
Re: The Rense crop circle 89 Nebankh 04-Aug-09 01:29
Re: Why are most Crop Circles in England? 81 equestrian 04-Aug-09 03:26
Re: Why are most Crop Circles in England? 92 spitfire888 04-Aug-09 02:09
Re: Why are most Crop Circles in England? 95 drone-note 04-Aug-09 14:52
Re: Why are most Crop Circles in England? 75 Deep1 04-Aug-09 16:22
Re: Why are most Crop Circles in England? 93 drone-note 04-Aug-09 16:39
Re: Why are most Crop Circles in England? 101 dmatherly 04-Aug-09 18:09
They are all over the world 98 debraregypt 05-Aug-09 01:52
good point 97 equestrian 05-Aug-09 03:15
Re: good point 92 Anomalies 05-Aug-09 14:19
Re: They are all over the world 86 paxton 05-Aug-09 12:58
Re: Why are most Crop Circles in England? 97 Pete Vanderzwet 05-Aug-09 07:15
Re: Why are most Crop Circles in England? 77 R and M 05-Aug-09 10:02
Re: Why are most Crop Circles in England? 97 Anomalies 05-Aug-09 14:07
sooo shallow 90 equestrian 05-Aug-09 15:51
Re: sooo shallow 99 Pete Vanderzwet 05-Aug-09 19:04
Re: sooo shallow 95 gaylenb 05-Aug-09 20:26
Yellow Card to Eq 63 equestrian 06-Aug-09 03:30
Re: Yellow Card to Eq 98 Pete Vanderzwet 06-Aug-09 08:07
Re: Why are most Crop Circles in England? 95 poster72 05-Aug-09 16:31
Re: Why are most Crop Circles in England? 97 equestrian 05-Aug-09 16:42
Re: Why are most Crop Circles in England? 95 gaylenb 05-Aug-09 16:50
The Skeptic's Gang... 95 equestrian 05-Aug-09 17:18
For the Skeptic's Gang... 109 Anomalies 05-Aug-09 18:16
Re: For the Skeptic's Gang... 60 poster72 06-Aug-09 20:18
Re: Why are most Crop Circles in England? 102 poster72 05-Aug-09 17:40
Re: Why are most Crop Circles in England? 93 Anomalies 05-Aug-09 19:07
Re: Why are most Crop Circles in England? 101 paxton 05-Aug-09 16:52
Like this,poster72? 92 hut 05-Aug-09 18:06
Re: Like this,poster72? 56 Pete Vanderzwet 05-Aug-09 19:59
Re: Like this,poster72? 79 gaylenb 05-Aug-09 20:30
Re: Like this,poster72? 75 Pete Vanderzwet 05-Aug-09 20:35
Re: Like this,poster72? 93 R and M 06-Aug-09 04:45
Re: Like this,poster72? 90 gaylenb 05-Aug-09 20:28
Re: Why are most Crop Circles in England? 52 R and M 06-Aug-09 04:20
Re: Why are most Crop Circles in England? 79 Anomalies 05-Aug-09 17:12
concentration 85 lukehancock 05-Aug-09 19:44
History 133 s-d.adrain 13-Aug-09 07:28
Interesting Youtube video on crop circles Milo and Deep1 100 spitfire888 13-Aug-09 07:13
Re: Why are most Crop Circles in England? 102 iroquois warrior 15-Aug-09 21:41
A Rational, Bottom-Up Analysis 92 Deep1 17-Aug-09 18:20
Re: A Rational, Bottom-Up Analysis 105 paxton 17-Aug-09 19:27
Re: A Rational, Bottom-Up Analysis 90 Deep1 17-Aug-09 19:42
Re: A Rational, Bottom-Up Analysis 82 spitfire888 17-Aug-09 20:34
Re: A Rational, Bottom-Up Analysis 105 paxton 18-Aug-09 15:48
Re: A Rational, Bottom-Up Analysis 96 Richard Fusniak 18-Aug-09 16:53
Re: A Rational, Bottom-Up Analysis 106 paxton 18-Aug-09 19:43
Re: A Rational, Bottom-Up Analysis 73 Richard Fusniak 18-Aug-09 19:51
Re: A Rational, Bottom-Up Analysis 72 paxton 18-Aug-09 21:05
Re: A Rational, Bottom-Up Analysis 89 Richard Fusniak 18-Aug-09 22:19
Re: A Rational, Bottom-Up Analysis 103 paxton 18-Aug-09 23:18
Re: A Rational, Bottom-Up Analysis 93 Richard Fusniak 19-Aug-09 06:30
Re: A Rational, Bottom-Up Analysis 96 R and M 19-Aug-09 07:59
Re: A Rational, Bottom-Up Analysis 59 Richard Fusniak 19-Aug-09 08:59
Re: Why are most Crop Circles in England? 91 spitfire888 16-Aug-09 19:31
Re: Why are most Crop Circles in England? 88 Anomalies 17-Aug-09 17:49


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