A preliminary comment
As the first stages of my analysis should be comprehensible to many youngsters, I shall use a fictitious extraterrestrial robot, a Dalek, a copyrighted BBC Children's TV product, to help me set out the various strands of argument. The use of this mindless entity to expose what I believe is a communication of pivotal importance to mankind was also of special appeal to me: I concluded, long ago, that the world is being taken to disaster, on many fronts, by individuals who behave similarly. Although these people occupy society's top positions they are not our true leaders but are what I call bureaucratic followers. This hypothesis was the subject of an article I wrote, almost twenty-five years ago, which was received so well that I was persuaded to start the research programme I still pursue today.
My immediate observations and conclusions
If our Dalek stood at a point which is just north of the Milk Hill structures, and looked south, he would have seen the diminutive '1 ring' on his left and the vast 409-circled edifice on his right.
In the figure below, therefore, the Dalek is holding these numbers … 1 & 409 … so that they are, as we view them, in the cited relative positions:-
If I was to ask a class of bright 10-year-olds, in a Junior School, whether this arrangement of two numbers reminds them of a bigger number, I have no doubt that the answer '1409 Sir' would be quickly forthcoming … and, at a stroke, we have produced an exceedingly interesting result! …
To understand why, we need only know a little about the special numbers called primes.
So let us now examine, below, the new information the Dalek is holding:
We can be assured that our 10-year-olds - even if they didn't know what prime numbers mean - would be able to see, from the Fig., that the Milk-Hill-derived number, 1409, is the '224th prime'.
This embarrassingly simple exercise, then, has delivered the first Milk Hill revelation:-
the accepted date of discovery of the large structure, August 12, when expressed as the day of the year, as per the calendar in use in the country where the crop circles appeared, is ... the 224th ... and this is linked in an unambiguous, mathematical way to the number 1409, which can be inferred from the observed tallies of circles in the two formations [namely, 1 & 409] i.e. 1409 = the 224th prime.
But having been introduced in this impressive way to the idea that the corn circle builders used prime numbers to communicate with us, it should have been possible for individuals who have access to a list of such numbers to recognise, even if they are not arithmetically adept, that the quoted tallies of circles in the described Milk Hill structures - 1 & 409 - are themselves prime. And as these are the 1st & 81st primes, respectively, I've given the Dalek the factors 1 & 81:-
Our 10-year-olds would again have no difficulty in reading the new numerical arrangement as - 181 - and, as before, this outcome is more interesting than first appearances indicate. …
If they were to return again to the list of primes - the relevant sample of which the Dalek now holds:-
- they would discover that 181 is the 43rd prime, and it is the case that the expression 181+43 yields a direct manifestation of - 224 - the day, of 2001, when the corn circle was found.
It is clear, then, that whereas the juxtaposition of 1 & 409, the circle tallies of the two Milk Hill structures, can infer the 224th prime, 224 being the day of the main crop circle's birth, the juxtaposition of the ranks [or relative positions] of the primes 1 & 409 i.e. 1 & 81, can infer the 43rd prime, 181, and the sum of 43 and 181 yields another specimen of the cited 224 ... a set of explicit relationships that is unlikely to have materialised just through chance!
We now might wonder whether the Dalek would also have seen numbers of interest if he had moved to the southern reaches of the Milk Hill field - and looked north. …
We know that the 1 huge structure would then have been on his left and the small, zero-like ring, on his right - and I'm confident that our 10-year-old children would understand if I told them that, at first glance, the Dalek thought he was looking at a 1 and a 0 [= zero], as depicted below, where these numbers are, as we view them, in the described relative positions:-
On this occasion the 10-year-olds would actually be excited by the fact that the Dalek is now holding numbers that can be read as … 10 … their respective ages, in years!
But their enthusiasm would have waned when I told them that when the Dalek recalled that the larger structure comprised 6 spokes, he realised he could also have been seeing the numbers 6 & 0 [= zero]:-
But having concluded that this new arrangement can infer 60, which is nearer my age, the class would have been left marvelling [I hope!] at the stimulating number-lesson they'd just had.
We shall now move away from our childish game and take stock of the fact that it is possible to read, in the indicated ways, the numbers 10 & 60 from the two crop circles. When I spotted this glaringly obvious fact I became interested - for good reason. The earth model that geographers and navigators probably use more than any other today is the ellipsoid of revolution employed in WGS 84, the map datum that is the default datum of most GPS machines. But this ellipsoid's geometric mean radius falls within 1 metre of 6371 km, and 6371 can be expressed as the product of two very interesting primes ... the 10th [= 23] and the 60th [= 277].
Although the described way of inferring 10 & 60 from the two structures could hardly be easier, I knew that the process would be overlooked by other analysts because not one of them would be aware of the numbers' geodetic significance. Indeed the longstanding ignorance that has prevailed concerning the relationship that links 10 & 60 to 6371 [allusions to which I have found in ancient texts] is the reason why theologians and other students of the Torah have failed to understand the meaning of that work's odd creation myth ... a shortcoming that I soon hope to rectify [on this site].
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