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VMs: Re: RE: Voynich number sequences
Just to reiterate a point made by GC. Page 4 of the VMS shows some kind of
transition as pointed out by the stats of Larry Roux (I think?). As you see
I have been reviewing emails and the ones I have read of Glenn's seem to be
making a lot more sense now.
From: "GC" <glenclaston@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: 03 July 2003 21:32
> Interesting.... you hold the book up to the mirror and turn the book
> down... and here I've been taping the page to my chest and standing on my
> head to accomplish this! :-)
> BTW, the red symbols on f1r are not Chinese characters, they are western
> astrological symbols. But you are correct in another sense, that f1r is a
> special page with carefully chosen symbols. So is f1v. By about page 4
> text starts to flow much better.
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: owner-vms-list@xxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:owner-vms-list@xxxxxxxxxxx]On
> > Behalf Of Jeff
> > Sent: Thursday, July 03, 2003 1:43 PM
> > To: vms-list@xxxxxxxxxxx
> > Subject: VMs: Voynich number sequences
> > Looking at page one of the manuscript with the Chinese symbols in red
> > can see embedded number sequences when the page is viewed upside down.
> > number 86868 can clearly be seen. As well as 680, 802, 6020,
> > amongst others.
> > This almost certainly means that the code if any has a highly numerical
> > base. Whether this base merely determines the letter forms or is a
> > calculated part of the code is unclear.
> > Having the page upright and mirroring it vertically we begin to see
> > like the letter P, G and S beginning the word forms. The gallows
> > forms then
> > takes on a double L type of appearance.
> > Correct me if I am wrong, but didn't our modern numbering system
> > in the Middle East from Arabic Languages? Seems to me that when
> > the Islamic
> > state was being overrun, when their knowledge was being destroyed by the
> > invaders, that they might have had the foresight to hide some of this
> > safe keeping.
> > Not that I mean this is an original Islamic text, but like all
> > works born of
> > religion they tend to be copied down the generations. After all, the
> > Islamic civilizations had perfected medical techniques which involved
> > removal of cataracts as well as building knowledge in other spheres of
> > science.
> > Some think that if this knowledge had not been lost when it was we would
> > have had space travel centuries ago.
> > Intriguing thought?
> > I leave these ideas with you. Try the mirroring idea with images of the
> > pages in various ways using an image editor and you'll see what I mean.
> > Happy hunting.
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