The Socorro Symbol, bogus or real, can only be human originated
My latest book purchase, A History of Writing: From hieroglyph to multimedia, Edited by Anne-Marie Christin [Flammarion, 2001] contains hundreds of examples of human script, from Paleolithic humans to modern day writers.
And within those examples are “letters” or symbols that mimic the Socorro inverted V with lines through it and the arc over an arrow (lesser of those however).
I’m providing them below, in their full scan, which will show up when you place your mouse or finger over the image (and click/tap it).
My contention has always been that an extraterrestrial writing would be so foreign to us that we would not, could not, recognize it as the script of aliens from an advanced, outer space civilization.
A History of Writing provides the evolutionary paths to various human writings, and while some are so exotic as to seem alien, they are connected by root connections to their time, locales, and history. They evolve, uniquely, by way of their human placement on this planet.
The writing is not mathematical in any sense, so those plugging the idea that mathematics are a sine qua non within the Universe are out of luck.
Someone on Earth created the Socorro insignia/symbol. Matt Gilleece showed us several years ago that one of the symbols re-imagines the logo on one of Howard Hughes’ business cards (not the inverted V).
No matter which symbol turns out to be the actual symbol Officer Zamora saw and drew, both had to come from human hands.
Here are examples from the book cited above. Some have markings that are similar to the Socorro insignia (the Indus script for example) but my point is that Earth’s writing will account for the insignia (even for the symbol that turns out to be the real symbol), whereas an alien script, if there is such a thing, would, in no way, be similar to what are products of writing by human beings:
Sumerian tablet of King Shugli, 2100 B.C.:
From the Chinese period 781-771 B.C.:
Calligraphy of Chinese Emperor Huizong 1082-1135 A.D.:
The Sanskrit Nagari “urban” script that emerged in 900 A.D.:
A seal from the Indus Valley, circa 1600 B.C.:
Writing in a picture [Symbols on an object], 17th Century A.D.:
Shangshu [Far East], 240-248 A.D.:
Vase engraving from Malia, Crete, Circa 1800 B.C.:
Mosaic from the Temple of Hermes, Greece, 189 A.D.:
A created script (outside the evolutionary cycle) for African trade, 19th Century A.D.:
Egyptian, Second Millennium B.C.: