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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? 225 Deep1 02-Aug-09 08:51
Re: Why are most Crop Circles in England? 161 SphinxGirl 02-Aug-09 12:13
Re: Why are most Crop Circles in England? 118 Titus Livius 02-Aug-09 15:10
Re: Why are most Crop Circles in England? 134 Jal Phoenix 02-Aug-09 16:16
Re: Why are most Crop Circles in England? 142 gaylenb 02-Aug-09 16:21
Re: Why are most Crop Circles in England? 125 K_Asp 02-Aug-09 17:20
Re: Why are most Crop Circles in England? 144 Anomalies 03-Aug-09 14:45
Re: Why are most Crop Circles in England? 143 equestrian 02-Aug-09 18:57
Re: Why are most Crop Circles in England? 154 paxton 02-Aug-09 21:58
Re: Why are most Crop Circles in England? 124 Jal Phoenix 03-Aug-09 05:32
Re: Why are most Crop Circles in England? 158 paxton 03-Aug-09 08:46
I would say you haven't... 125 Anomalies 03-Aug-09 19:03
Re: Why are most Crop Circles in England? 126 papalou 13-Aug-09 01:46
Re: Why are most Crop Circles in England? 129 Richard Fusniak 13-Aug-09 13:33
Re: Why are most Crop Circles in England? 152 R and M 13-Aug-09 13:55
Re: Why are most Crop Circles in England? 141 Richard Fusniak 13-Aug-09 14:35
Re: Why are most Crop Circles in England? 136 The Kwuda 13-Aug-09 14:44
Re: Why are most Crop Circles in England? 113 R and M 14-Aug-09 03:30
Re: Why are most Crop Circles in England? 110 papalou 15-Aug-09 19:00
Re: Why are most Crop Circles in England? 155 Richard Fusniak 15-Aug-09 20:13
Re: Why are most Crop Circles in England? 113 papalou 16-Aug-09 03:57
Re: Why are most Crop Circles in England? 184 papalou 16-Aug-09 04:19
Moderator Caution 142 JonnyMcA 15-Aug-09 21:18
Re: Moderator Caution 131 papalou 16-Aug-09 03:59
Re: Why are most Crop Circles in England? 134 Anomalies 17-Aug-09 17:43
Re: Why are most Crop Circles in England? 147 Richard Fusniak 17-Aug-09 20:59
Re: Why are most Crop Circles in England? 100 martinpescatore 13-Aug-09 07:07
Re: Why are most Crop Circles in England? 164 papalou 15-Aug-09 19:05
Re: Why are most Crop Circles in England? 132 Nebankh 03-Aug-09 00:12
Re: Why are most Crop Circles in England? 148 R and M 03-Aug-09 04:31
WHAT? 134 Deep1 03-Aug-09 05:48
Re: WHAT? 143 R and M 04-Aug-09 04:31
Re: WHAT? 146 R and M 04-Aug-09 04:44
Re: Why are most Crop Circles in England? 142 Me 04-Aug-09 01:23
Re: The Rense crop circle 133 Nebankh 04-Aug-09 01:29
Re: Why are most Crop Circles in England? 126 equestrian 04-Aug-09 03:26
Re: Why are most Crop Circles in England? 137 spitfire888 04-Aug-09 02:09
Re: Why are most Crop Circles in England? 147 drone-note 04-Aug-09 14:52
Re: Why are most Crop Circles in England? 119 Deep1 04-Aug-09 16:22
Re: Why are most Crop Circles in England? 140 drone-note 04-Aug-09 16:39
Re: Why are most Crop Circles in England? 151 dmatherly 04-Aug-09 18:09
They are all over the world 142 debraregypt 05-Aug-09 01:52
good point 150 equestrian 05-Aug-09 03:15
Re: good point 144 Anomalies 05-Aug-09 14:19
Re: They are all over the world 142 paxton 05-Aug-09 12:58
Re: Why are most Crop Circles in England? 139 Pete Vanderzwet 05-Aug-09 07:15
Re: Why are most Crop Circles in England? 123 R and M 05-Aug-09 10:02
Re: Why are most Crop Circles in England? 145 Anomalies 05-Aug-09 14:07
sooo shallow 145 equestrian 05-Aug-09 15:51
Re: sooo shallow 152 Pete Vanderzwet 05-Aug-09 19:04
Re: sooo shallow 144 gaylenb 05-Aug-09 20:26
Yellow Card to Eq 110 equestrian 06-Aug-09 03:30
Re: Yellow Card to Eq 148 Pete Vanderzwet 06-Aug-09 08:07
Re: Why are most Crop Circles in England? 141 poster72 05-Aug-09 16:31
Re: Why are most Crop Circles in England? 141 equestrian 05-Aug-09 16:42
Re: Why are most Crop Circles in England? 146 gaylenb 05-Aug-09 16:50
The Skeptic's Gang... 140 equestrian 05-Aug-09 17:18
For the Skeptic's Gang... 144 Anomalies 05-Aug-09 18:16
Re: For the Skeptic's Gang... 111 poster72 06-Aug-09 20:18
Re: Why are most Crop Circles in England? 150 poster72 05-Aug-09 17:40
Re: Why are most Crop Circles in England? 135 Anomalies 05-Aug-09 19:07
Re: Why are most Crop Circles in England? 154 paxton 05-Aug-09 16:52
Like this,poster72? 138 hut 05-Aug-09 18:06
Re: Like this,poster72? 112 Pete Vanderzwet 05-Aug-09 19:59
Re: Like this,poster72? 115 gaylenb 05-Aug-09 20:30
Re: Like this,poster72? 120 Pete Vanderzwet 05-Aug-09 20:35
Re: Like this,poster72? 143 R and M 06-Aug-09 04:45
Re: Like this,poster72? 122 gaylenb 05-Aug-09 20:28
Re: Why are most Crop Circles in England? 100 R and M 06-Aug-09 04:20
Re: Why are most Crop Circles in England? 127 Anomalies 05-Aug-09 17:12
concentration 136 lukehancock 05-Aug-09 19:44
History 182 s-d.adrain 13-Aug-09 07:28
Interesting Youtube video on crop circles Milo and Deep1 144 spitfire888 13-Aug-09 07:13
Re: Why are most Crop Circles in England? 152 iroquois warrior 15-Aug-09 21:41
A Rational, Bottom-Up Analysis 149 Deep1 17-Aug-09 18:20
Re: A Rational, Bottom-Up Analysis 141 paxton 17-Aug-09 19:27
Re: A Rational, Bottom-Up Analysis 134 Deep1 17-Aug-09 19:42
Re: A Rational, Bottom-Up Analysis 129 spitfire888 17-Aug-09 20:34
Re: A Rational, Bottom-Up Analysis 160 paxton 18-Aug-09 15:48
Re: A Rational, Bottom-Up Analysis 143 Richard Fusniak 18-Aug-09 16:53
Re: A Rational, Bottom-Up Analysis 156 paxton 18-Aug-09 19:43
Re: A Rational, Bottom-Up Analysis 123 Richard Fusniak 18-Aug-09 19:51
Re: A Rational, Bottom-Up Analysis 127 paxton 18-Aug-09 21:05
Re: A Rational, Bottom-Up Analysis 131 Richard Fusniak 18-Aug-09 22:19
Re: A Rational, Bottom-Up Analysis 153 paxton 18-Aug-09 23:18
Re: A Rational, Bottom-Up Analysis 143 Richard Fusniak 19-Aug-09 06:30
Re: A Rational, Bottom-Up Analysis 147 R and M 19-Aug-09 07:59
Re: A Rational, Bottom-Up Analysis 106 Richard Fusniak 19-Aug-09 08:59
Re: Why are most Crop Circles in England? 141 spitfire888 16-Aug-09 19:31
Re: Why are most Crop Circles in England? 142 Anomalies 17-Aug-09 17:49


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