So much for that Voynich manuscript “solution” | Ars Technica


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So much for that Voynich manuscript “solution” | Ars Technica
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8 days ago by jackysee
RT : Well, it was a fun two, maybe three days max for the "hooray, it's been solved!" contingent
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10 days ago by miaridge
So much for that Voynich manuscript “solution” Too good to be true.
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10 days ago by nwhyte
Last week, a history researcher and television writer named Nicholas Gibbs published a long article in the Times Literary Supplement about how he'd cracked the code on the mysterious Voynich Manuscript. via Pocket
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11 days ago by Werderbach
boo.
The idea that the book is a medical treatise on women's health, however, might turn out to be correct. But that wasn't Gibbs' discovery. Many scholars and amateur sleuths had already reached that conclusion, using the same evidence that Gibbs did. Essentially, Gibbs rolled together a bunch of already-existing scholarship and did a highly speculative translation, without even consulting the librarians at the institute where the book resides. Gibbs said in the TLS article that he did his research for an unnamed "television network." Given that Gibbs' main claim to fame before this article was a series of books about how to write and sell television screenplays, it seems that his goal in this research was probably to sell a television screenplay of his own. In 2015, Gibbs did an interview where he said that in five years, "I would like to think I could have a returnable series up and running." Considering the dubious accuracy of many History Channel "documentaries," he might just get his wish.
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11 days ago by jm
Too good to be true.
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11 days ago by nwlinks
Recent article about the manuscript being decoded is junk
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11 days ago by nelson
So much for that Voynich manuscript “solution” https://t.co/5ml59kYEP5 by @annaleen

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12 days ago by mikelynch
Librarians would have "rebutted it in a heartbeat," says medieval scholar.
12 days ago by jokela
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12 days ago by akmassey
Experts are extremely dubious about the Voynich “solution” – Feedbin Starred Entries for toph.allen@gmail.com
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12 days ago by toph
Peer review in science is wonderful: So much for that Voynich manuscript “solution”
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12 days ago by valtyr
A good illustration of how the Internet and social media undermine our ability to thoughtfully assess the validity of claims. Whether or not something is true, well-supported or even reasonable has almost nothing to do with the attention that it receives.
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So much for that Voynich manuscript “solution” | Ars Technica
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12 days ago by Fallingbadgers
RT : The Voynich rebuttals
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