Textual Evolution and the Crop Circle
Figure 1: Four boats represent four regions, and the evolution of words and letters is presented on the boat. Image adapted from Milla Liu (2022).
With the development of human civilization, the first human writing appeared 10,000 years ago in the Neolithic era with the knotted rope and the inscription. Through the independent creation of characters in the four major regions of the earth, Sumer, ancient Egypt, Mesoamerica, and ancient China, writing and alphabets have evolved through the ages and have been passed down to the present day. What are the similarities in the concepts of creation among humans from the four regions who coincidentally created characters? And since hieroglyphs, the first concrete form of writing, was a way to draw pictures of what they looked at, how could this action be combined with the strange appearance of the “crop-wired circle''? The first cuneiform characters that appear in Sumer are only numbers and nouns, which appear in a sketchy form and look more like brief drawings, for example, "fish" is presented as a rough outline of the fish itself, and the cuneiform was used for commercial contracts, letters, religion and law, and for ninety percent of the clergy only. The rest of the hunting groups and non-political organizations did not need to use the script. The Sumerian cuneiform script evolved through four versions, starting with brief drawings and gradually becoming a combination of horizontal and vertical lines and triangles. The cuneiform script looks more uniform in the final version. At the same time, the Sumerian era also saw the birth of the most famous Gilgamesh history book for cuneiform creation and was originally written on 12 clay tablets in cuneiform script. This shows that the first concept of creating a script in human civilization was to draw what was seen in a brief and focused way and then evolved into a unique style. When it comes to the originator of the alphabet most people think of the Phoenician alphabet, but the Egyptian sacred script, which originated in ancient Egypt, was founded in 3000 B.C. and belonged to the first Egyptian dynasty.
According to the evolution of the alphabet in ancient Egypt, the earliest letters found were the Wadi el-Hol script located in central Egypt before 1800 A.D and the Proto-Sinaitic script carved into the rock on the Sinai Peninsula in 1500 B.C (“Proto-Sinaitic script”). Both of them bear a great resemblance to the monastic form of the Egyptian sacred script of 2000 B.C., and the latter two developed into the Semitic alphabet. The Semitic alphabet was the first purely alphabetic script, incorporating about thirty other Egyptian hieroglyphs, many of which remain undeciphered today. The Phoenician alphabet was deeply influenced by the Sinai alphabet and changed from a hieroglyphic to a real alphabet, which was divided into the North Phoenician alphabet and the South Phoenician alphabet. Modern English, modern Cyrillic, modern Greek, modern Hebrew, and many other alphabets are in use today. But the South Phoenician alphabet only evolved to Shabath, where it evolved into the modern Ethiopian alphabet. Research shows that the evolution of Mesoamerican writing is not extensive, but there are many undeciphered aspects. Although the Mayan civilization is the oldest in Central America, having been born in 2000 B.C. during the Preclassical period, the Mayan writing system was created only in 300 B.C. after more than a thousand years of history.
Figure 2: Artistic detail drawing of six wheat field circles. Image adapted from Milla Liu (2022).
The oldest writing from Mesoamerica is the Olmec script from 1000 B.C., which was found on a brick but has not yet been deciphered. This was followed by the Mixtec script, and the Zapotec script from 500 B.C., both heavily influenced by Olmec. Finally, in 300-200 B.C, the Maya created the Maya hieroglyphs, but they are also known as the most mature Mesoamerican script because they have evolved, and the script is not entirely subordinate to the Olmec script (“Civilization.ca – Mystery of the Maya – Writing and hieroglyphics”). One of the more complex and diverse scripts of today has to be the Chinese character. During the Yin-Shang period in 1300 B.C., the first writing in ancient China was called “Oracle-Bone Script”, which can also be understood as a drawing carved on animal bones, and later, during the same period, “Inscriptions On Bronze” evolved, which was still cast in pictogram form on Yin and Zhou bronzes. During the Western Zhou period (1046-771 B.C.), the “Large Seal Character” was created, which is a bold pictogram that includes the six dynasties of ancient China, namely Han, Zhao, Wei, Qi, Chu, and Yan dynasties, and then evolved into the “Small Seal Character” during the Qin Dynasty from 221-207 B.C. This script unified the six dynasties and was systematized and standardized by Qin Shi Huang. At the end of the Qin Dynasty, a man named “Cheng Yi” was imprisoned for offending Qin Shi Huang, but while in prison, he created a simple script to make up for his mistakes and presented it to Qin Shi Huang, which is called “Clerical Script” and has made a significant contribution to Chinese characters today, and also made the script look less like a tedious drawing. During the Western Han Dynasty (202-8 B.C.), the “Cursive Script” was created on the basis of the “Regular Script” to make writing easier, which is a scribbling style that can be used to write a character in one stroke most of the time. Finally, during the Eastern Han Dynasty, that is, from 25 to 220, the “Clerical Script” evolved into the “Regular Script”, which is the font used in China today. The “Regular Script” has a square shape and straight strokes, which makes it a model and simplified Chinese characters. After summing up and researching, the surprising similarity of the founding of each region’s writing is that the first concept of people’s word creation is the way of drawing pictures, then the reason why people have such the same creative idea of the presentation form of patterns, then it can also be understood that the existence of patterns, no matter what style, maybe an innate symbol for human beings. This can not help but associate the supernatural forces for the crop circles that are also formed in the form of patterns, however, some crop circles often appear to have a certain warning effect. After research, there are six separate occurrences of crop circles that contain a certain degree of credibility and reliability. The first one appeared in 1997, a spider and ant crop circle, a year after the appearance of this bizarre phenomenon when both Africa and China experienced severe insect infestations. The second was a butterfly-patterned crop circle, discovered in 2008 after Asia and North America were hit by a 100-year extreme cold snap blizzard, yet the phenomenon was called “Butterfly Correspondence”. The third one is the crop circle found in 2010/7/18, which is composed of large and small circles, the pattern is very similar to the electron orbit, and the opposite side of this crop circle is a nuclear power plant, and the result is that a year later the nuclear power plant has a leakage accident, polluting a large residential area. The fourth crop circle is the jellyfish pattern, the whole shape is huge and perfect, it is difficult to be human so-called, and after the appearance of the pattern soon after, Japan found a hundred years of huge jellyfish 200 pounds. In recent years, the huge impact on our lives is also COVID-19, but in fact, as early as 1999 in the United Kingdom appeared a crop circle, and then in 2003 occurred SARS, and at the same time people will be the SARS virus pattern under the microscope magnified, was surprised to find that this and 1999 appeared in the crop circle suddenly almost identical, but the wheat field circle on the left and two more This seems to tell people that the virus will keep replicating and may mutate or spread, resulting in an outbreak of the COVID-19, which has the largest impact on humans, at the end of 2019. Finally, shortly after the outbreak of COVID-19, in 2020, a crop circle appeared, which experts found to be a 12-million-fold magnification of the virus, that is, the stinger protein and the HE protein, as if to remind people of the solution to the new coronavirus, and as a result, until today, the most effective vaccine is made of the stinger protein. The expression of patterns has long been a communication medium, regardless of cultural and racial differences, from ancient times to the present have a very high understanding of people and communication, so even the supernatural forces to give human signals will also use the pattern of the way, which is more like a cross-biological way of communication. Since the birth of mankind, from the attempt to create words to communicate, it is natural and habitual to start with patterns, as if this is a style of action that has been engraved into the DNA. So, the emergence and evolution of the concept is so well documented, not just born out of thin air. The pattern of the crop circle and the pattern of the ancient script can be analyzed and understood in any age, like a common language of mankind above language and script, and even a common language of the future that is included in the outer planets.