From: Marilyn Burge
To: Al Schroeder
Date: Mar 9 1996 2:13:02 pm
Subject: COINCIDENCE SEVEN
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On (05 Mar 96) Al Schroeder wrote to Sue Armstrong...

AS>Gotta run. My neighbors just sighted Elvis making crop circles.

I don't usually respond to taglines, but I can't resist.

Several years ago, the Skeptics held their annual conference in
Seattle, Washington. Carl Sagan was the keynote speaker. In his
speech he said how silly it was to suppose that a people swift
enough to harness the necessary energy to visit us here on Earth
would be simple enough to amuse themselves by making circles in a
wheat field. The very next day in the Portland, OR paper there was
an account of crop circles appearing mysteriously just west of
town, here, outside a suburb called Hillsboro. The coincidence of
the two events struck me as particularly amusing -- almost as if
the aliens were thumbing their nose at Carl, even as he spoke. A
novelist couldn't have done better than that little vignette.

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