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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? 246 Deep1 02-Aug-09 08:51
Re: Why are most Crop Circles in England? 183 SphinxGirl 02-Aug-09 12:13
Re: Why are most Crop Circles in England? 138 Titus Livius 02-Aug-09 15:10
Re: Why are most Crop Circles in England? 159 Jal Phoenix 02-Aug-09 16:16
Re: Why are most Crop Circles in England? 162 gaylenb 02-Aug-09 16:21
Re: Why are most Crop Circles in England? 143 K_Asp 02-Aug-09 17:20
Re: Why are most Crop Circles in England? 164 Anomalies 03-Aug-09 14:45
Re: Why are most Crop Circles in England? 164 equestrian 02-Aug-09 18:57
Re: Why are most Crop Circles in England? 176 paxton 02-Aug-09 21:58
Re: Why are most Crop Circles in England? 148 Jal Phoenix 03-Aug-09 05:32
Re: Why are most Crop Circles in England? 184 paxton 03-Aug-09 08:46
I would say you haven't... 146 Anomalies 03-Aug-09 19:03
Re: Why are most Crop Circles in England? 146 papalou 13-Aug-09 01:46
Re: Why are most Crop Circles in England? 151 Richard Fusniak 13-Aug-09 13:33
Re: Why are most Crop Circles in England? 172 R and M 13-Aug-09 13:55
Re: Why are most Crop Circles in England? 159 Richard Fusniak 13-Aug-09 14:35
Re: Why are most Crop Circles in England? 157 The Kwuda 13-Aug-09 14:44
Re: Why are most Crop Circles in England? 133 R and M 14-Aug-09 03:30
Re: Why are most Crop Circles in England? 128 papalou 15-Aug-09 19:00
Re: Why are most Crop Circles in England? 173 Richard Fusniak 15-Aug-09 20:13
Re: Why are most Crop Circles in England? 133 papalou 16-Aug-09 03:57
Re: Why are most Crop Circles in England? 202 papalou 16-Aug-09 04:19
Moderator Caution 164 JonnyMcA 15-Aug-09 21:18
Re: Moderator Caution 147 papalou 16-Aug-09 03:59
Re: Why are most Crop Circles in England? 156 Anomalies 17-Aug-09 17:43
Re: Why are most Crop Circles in England? 168 Richard Fusniak 17-Aug-09 20:59
Re: Why are most Crop Circles in England? 120 martinpescatore 13-Aug-09 07:07
Re: Why are most Crop Circles in England? 185 papalou 15-Aug-09 19:05
Re: Why are most Crop Circles in England? 154 Nebankh 03-Aug-09 00:12
Re: Why are most Crop Circles in England? 168 R and M 03-Aug-09 04:31
WHAT? 156 Deep1 03-Aug-09 05:48
Re: WHAT? 164 R and M 04-Aug-09 04:31
Re: WHAT? 166 R and M 04-Aug-09 04:44
Re: Why are most Crop Circles in England? 163 Me 04-Aug-09 01:23
Re: The Rense crop circle 153 Nebankh 04-Aug-09 01:29
Re: Why are most Crop Circles in England? 144 equestrian 04-Aug-09 03:26
Re: Why are most Crop Circles in England? 159 spitfire888 04-Aug-09 02:09
Re: Why are most Crop Circles in England? 170 drone-note 04-Aug-09 14:52
Re: Why are most Crop Circles in England? 140 Deep1 04-Aug-09 16:22
Re: Why are most Crop Circles in England? 162 drone-note 04-Aug-09 16:39
Re: Why are most Crop Circles in England? 173 dmatherly 04-Aug-09 18:09
They are all over the world 163 debraregypt 05-Aug-09 01:52
good point 170 equestrian 05-Aug-09 03:15
Re: good point 164 Anomalies 05-Aug-09 14:19
Re: They are all over the world 166 paxton 05-Aug-09 12:58
Re: Why are most Crop Circles in England? 158 Pete Vanderzwet 05-Aug-09 07:15
Re: Why are most Crop Circles in England? 144 R and M 05-Aug-09 10:02
Re: Why are most Crop Circles in England? 166 Anomalies 05-Aug-09 14:07
sooo shallow 166 equestrian 05-Aug-09 15:51
Re: sooo shallow 173 Pete Vanderzwet 05-Aug-09 19:04
Re: sooo shallow 164 gaylenb 05-Aug-09 20:26
Yellow Card to Eq 131 equestrian 06-Aug-09 03:30
Re: Yellow Card to Eq 168 Pete Vanderzwet 06-Aug-09 08:07
Re: Why are most Crop Circles in England? 163 poster72 05-Aug-09 16:31
Re: Why are most Crop Circles in England? 161 equestrian 05-Aug-09 16:42
Re: Why are most Crop Circles in England? 166 gaylenb 05-Aug-09 16:50
The Skeptic's Gang... 159 equestrian 05-Aug-09 17:18
For the Skeptic's Gang... 166 Anomalies 05-Aug-09 18:16
Re: For the Skeptic's Gang... 130 poster72 06-Aug-09 20:18
Re: Why are most Crop Circles in England? 169 poster72 05-Aug-09 17:40
Re: Why are most Crop Circles in England? 156 Anomalies 05-Aug-09 19:07
Re: Why are most Crop Circles in England? 177 paxton 05-Aug-09 16:52
Like this,poster72? 158 hut 05-Aug-09 18:06
Re: Like this,poster72? 132 Pete Vanderzwet 05-Aug-09 19:59
Re: Like this,poster72? 136 gaylenb 05-Aug-09 20:30
Re: Like this,poster72? 139 Pete Vanderzwet 05-Aug-09 20:35
Re: Like this,poster72? 163 R and M 06-Aug-09 04:45
Re: Like this,poster72? 141 gaylenb 05-Aug-09 20:28
Re: Why are most Crop Circles in England? 121 R and M 06-Aug-09 04:20
Re: Why are most Crop Circles in England? 148 Anomalies 05-Aug-09 17:12
concentration 158 lukehancock 05-Aug-09 19:44
History 202 s-d.adrain 13-Aug-09 07:28
Interesting Youtube video on crop circles Milo and Deep1 164 spitfire888 13-Aug-09 07:13
Re: Why are most Crop Circles in England? 170 iroquois warrior 15-Aug-09 21:41
A Rational, Bottom-Up Analysis 170 Deep1 17-Aug-09 18:20
Re: A Rational, Bottom-Up Analysis 163 paxton 17-Aug-09 19:27
Re: A Rational, Bottom-Up Analysis 155 Deep1 17-Aug-09 19:42
Re: A Rational, Bottom-Up Analysis 148 spitfire888 17-Aug-09 20:34
Re: A Rational, Bottom-Up Analysis 183 paxton 18-Aug-09 15:48
Re: A Rational, Bottom-Up Analysis 162 Richard Fusniak 18-Aug-09 16:53
Re: A Rational, Bottom-Up Analysis 178 paxton 18-Aug-09 19:43
Re: A Rational, Bottom-Up Analysis 142 Richard Fusniak 18-Aug-09 19:51
Re: A Rational, Bottom-Up Analysis 151 paxton 18-Aug-09 21:05
Re: A Rational, Bottom-Up Analysis 151 Richard Fusniak 18-Aug-09 22:19
Re: A Rational, Bottom-Up Analysis 178 paxton 18-Aug-09 23:18
Re: A Rational, Bottom-Up Analysis 164 Richard Fusniak 19-Aug-09 06:30
Re: A Rational, Bottom-Up Analysis 165 R and M 19-Aug-09 07:59
Re: A Rational, Bottom-Up Analysis 127 Richard Fusniak 19-Aug-09 08:59
Re: Why are most Crop Circles in England? 161 spitfire888 16-Aug-09 19:31
Re: Why are most Crop Circles in England? 162 Anomalies 17-Aug-09 17:49


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