Crop Circle: Sign of an Enlightened Era

A 250 meter long jelly fish has appeared on a farm in England, so reports the BBC. But note the following sentence from the article…

She said she was not concerned about tracking down the culprits and the incident has not been reported to the police.

What’s missing from this sentence?

They’re not jumping to the conclusions that it was created by an intelligent extraterrestrial agent! I’m going to go ahead and say that the public, at least the media, has reached a more educated level. Go ahead, read the whole article. At least these farmers have come to appreciate crop circles for what they are: practical jokes which can be beautiful but also costly.

5 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by drpoodle on June 3, 2009 at 5:44 pm

    More like a sign that there are way less UFO hunters in the UK 😀

  2. Posted by Ben on June 3, 2009 at 9:22 pm

    That’s what I thought at first, too, Elles. But … well … it took us about 20 years from the first crop cicle pranksters to the present to overcome the “UFO’s! OMG!!!!1!!1!”-phase. How long will we need for the antivax-bullshit? Homeopathy? Creationism? And what sort of pseudoscience and whoo will emerge in that time?

  3. Posted by wazza on June 4, 2009 at 4:34 am

    I assume that the cost of losing the crops can be offset somewhat by hosting tours of the artwork…

  4. I also like the way it wasn’t just some random circles. This time, it was some actual figure. It was a jellyfish! One of my favorite animals. ^_^

  5. I can’t decide what’s more interesting, the striking jellyfish symbol or the fact that people aren’t searching through the fields for little green men!

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