Friday, January 24, 2014

The Voynich Manuscript: Tucker and Talbert

Distinguished botanist professor A. Tucker and former NASA IT specialist R. Talbert rock the news with their Aztec solution of the Voynich Manuscript ( read here ).

Can an amateur like me argue with experts and rocket scientists? There is no point.

Professor Newbold  had his VMs solution disproved by Professor Manly. I hope Tucker and Talbert will find their work reviewed soon by experts equally distinguished.

As non-expert, I will attempt to fight the absurdity with absurdity. Here is 'absolute proof' of the pre-Columbian North American origin of the Voynich Manuscript. It is self-evident in the oldest North American petroglyphs. They were carved 10 000 years ago on few boulders at the western end of lake Winnemucca in Nevada. Similarities are striking.

I am talking real Uto-Aztec culture here - not some post-Columbian Aztec-wannabe herbal manuscript drawn in the style of its European predecessors. If we are going North American - let's go all the way!


  1. The only obvious difference: you didn't write a press release. :-(

  2. Hi Nick, in a long run I think Tucker an Talbot may come to regret their press release :) I don't have reputation to lose...

  3. BTW, I think these petroglyphs, discovered in 1992, are hoax, based on the VMs :-)

  4. I note with regret that some reactions to this article are simply disproportionate

  5. Ellie, is this the last post you have from Diane O'Donovan? I'm worried about her. In re Winemucca petroglyphs (and others in the surrounding desert flats. They usually are indicating sources of potable water and/or directions to the next 'safe haven'.
    Several years ago, my husband and I visited Canyon de Chelley (pronounced shayee). Fabulous, high canyon walls. I was able to lie down at the base of the cliff and photograph the multi-colored wall and the electric-blue sky, several hundred feet above. I felt as if I were being lifted down a deep well of peace and quiet. A few years before that experience, with the aid of USGS maps, we were able to find some petroglyphs on a huge, free-standing boulder smack-dab in the middle of miles of desert flatlands.