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Written by Nick Heer.

Stephen Bax and the Voynich Manuscript

You may have seen reports that the famously unsolved Voynich Manuscript may be on the verge of being cracked. Nick Pelling, who writes the excellent Cipher Mysteries blog, vehemently disagrees:

For me, this isn’t even a matter for Ockham’s blessed Razor: to be even remotely workable, a hypothesis needs to have a single example of evidence that chimes with it in a way that can actually be seen to work. And on the above showing of evidence, what he has presented so far is not yet a workable hypothesis in any obvious way, sorry.