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Kremlin

The Voynich Manuscript

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voynich_Manuscript

For those of you not familiar with the Voynich Manuscript, which I suspect is most of you - the Voynich Manuscript is a centuries-old book of an undecipherable language. Most historians agree that it was written between 1450 and 1520, because of the clothes that the figures drawn in the book wear. It contains eerie illustrations, particularly of plants that do not resemble those we have currently documented on Earth. There are also diagrams that appear to be astronomical in nature, inlcuding our solar system and what appears to be a galaxy, which would have required a telescope far more advanced than those of the period it was supposedly written in. Interestingly, there are also diagrams of what appear to be cells drawn when viewed under a microscope. If it was indeed written in 1450 - 1520, this would have been nearly 200 years before cells were supposedly first viewed underneath a microscope.

Besides the illustrations, the text is baffling - not one word has been deciphered. Some handwriting experts who've examined the writing agree that the author's words flowed smoothly onto the page, and therefore he knew what he was writing - it's not gibberish. It also follows Zipf's law, which is a law observed in all modern language where the most frequent word will occur approximately twice as often as the second most frequent word, which occurs twice as often as the fourth most frequent word, and so on, further disproving the idea that the book is a hoax.

Not much is known about the history of the book, especially it's early history - we know only that the earliest owner was a man named Georg Baresch who lived in the early 17th century. Over the year, it went from owner to owner and today it is currently in the possession of Yale University.

Particularly of interest is the illustrations of unknown plants, cells (drawn ~200 years before microscopes that could magnify cells), and the fact that not one word has been deciphered as of yet.

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The question remains as to if this is otherworldly, or if it's beyond this dimension.

It looks as though it's the writer's attempts to explain their world to us, though it's evident our language is as indecipherable to them as theirs is to us. Or perhaps our language has been deciphered by them, and so they assume we can do the same, but that seems a little unnecessary and ridiculous.

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It might also mean that alien life forms used to visit earth or even stay here for periods of time and taught mankind about different things. We've talked about that before on here.

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It's hard to say just what the book describes, but it may be a book on the plants of their world and the uses of said plants. The pages of odd astrological circles and nude women bathing is beyond my comprehension, however.

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Teaching us about our planet, and teaching us about theirs.

Or learning about our planet, teaching us about theirs.

Either way, that's pretty incredible.

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going back 2 what eon8 said, this book could even be something that was written by an alien nd not a human the galaxy could hav been a drawing of the galaxy the alien had come from the plants from the planet the alien had come from its hard 2 believe but u nvr no...

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