Wednesday, June 18, 2008


Crop circles have ben around for many years. Who makes them and why, still reminds a mystery in most cases, especially the complex ones.

Sceptics think that it’s the work of humans with fondness for figures and a penchant for puzzles.

Believers in extra-terrestrials on the other hand could argue it was made by mathematically-minded aliens on a field trip to Earth.

What ever you believes are, take a look at the picture of this crop circle found recently in A Barbury village. Carved out in a barley field, this 150ft wide patterns of circles a stunning display of ingenuity. Who made it? And why? Its still a riddle to be solved.

Although numerous-individuals have come forward over the years admitting they had been making crop circles, many people still believe the rings are linked with the paranormal or civilizations in far-flung galaxies.

As yet, no one has claimed responsibility for the Barbury Castle circle.

But what it represents was solved by a retired astrophysicist Mike Reed, who saw a photograph of it and made the mathematical link.

He said it is a pictorial representation of the first ten digits of Pi, one of the most fundamental symbols in mathematics.

How it works:

Although it appears complicated at first glance, the puzzle does make perfect sense if approached logically and taken step by step.

The coded image depicts 3.141592654, the first ten digits of Pi. How is it done?

Firstly, the diagram is divided into ten equal sections (a bit like a dartboard, or a cake sliced ten ways) because there are ten staggered edges located at strategic points around the crop circle.

That sets the basic framework. Next, each number in Pi is represented in the diagram by a corresponding number of coloured blocks.

Beginning in the centre with the arrow marked 'Start', the first number, three, is represented by three red blocks from clockwise.

Follow this round and this takes you to the decimal point, which is depicted by a small circle in the barley.

The number after the decimal point is one, represented by one green block.

The same pattern continues for each of the numbers - four purple blocks, one orange, five blue, nine yellow, two purple, six red, five green, then four dark blue, followed by three circles, or dots, acknowledging that Pi is infinite....dailymail

1 comment:

JiLLiAn said...

Amazing... i think i'll post this entry on my blog k..