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January 09, 2012, 12:07:31 AM
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Can crop circles be square?
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January 09, 2012, 12:31:05 AM
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Can crop circles be square?

From https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crop_circle :

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A crop circle is a sizable pattern created by the flattening of a crop such as wheat, barley, rye, maize, or rapeseed. Crop circles are also referred to as crop formations, because they are not always circular in shape.

Based on Wikipedia's definition, the answer is yes since a square is a "sizable pattern."

If your definition is more strict (i.e. focusing on the word circle) than Wikipedia's definition, then the answer is probably no because a circle cannot be a square and vice versa.

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January 09, 2012, 12:42:50 AM
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Can crop circles be square?


Define your favored non-Euclidean space and a suitable metric.

Your circles are now scared.

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January 09, 2012, 01:55:23 AM
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They are square in a Timecube universe.

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January 09, 2012, 01:59:47 AM
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no, although it can be a circle inscribed in a square.

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January 09, 2012, 04:41:54 AM
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Squaring_the_circle


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