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by R. Sale
Fri Sep 18, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Translations, Decipherment & Decoding
Topic: The medieval 7-sided dice and the Voynich Manuscript Experiment
Replies: 9
Views: 374

Re: The medieval 7-sided dice and the Voynich Manuscript Experiment

I won't comment on the merits of this suggestion. Validity cannot be determined by comparison to faulty statistical information. According to my rough calculation, there are 275 possible combinations with three seven-sided dice. So a sample of only 100 roles is totally inadequate to create a valid s...
by R. Sale
Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: Translations, Decipherment & Decoding
Topic: The medieval 7-sided dice and the Voynich Manuscript Experiment
Replies: 9
Views: 374

Re: The medieval 7-sided dice and the Voynich Manuscript Experiment

Your dice calculation is in need of a serious revision. One hundred rolls is not enough. The probability of getting three 1's is small, but not zero; similarly three 7's will make 21. You need to make a theoretical computation. You have three dice: A, B & C. There is only one way to total 3: 1, 1, 1...
by R. Sale
Sun Jun 14, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Forensics
Topic: Importance of Precision
Replies: 4
Views: 653

Re: Importance of Precision

I do believe we agree on much of this. It's a game of self-promotion. And if data and facts get in the way, they can be manipulated or ignored. That's what WMV was doing, calling his book a 'Roger Bacon' manuscript. Either he knew nothing about it, or he knew it was totally false. By commonality I m...
by R. Sale
Sat Jun 13, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Forensics
Topic: Importance of Precision
Replies: 4
Views: 653

Re: Importance of Precision

Precision is the key, relatively speaking. C-14 tests are not that accurate, as seen by the data. Yet I believe it has been said that we are lucky to be where we are in the chronology because precision is worse elsewhere. And there is a certain commonality to the data results. The widely promoted da...
by R. Sale
Sat May 16, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: Imagery
Topic: More about VMs hats
Replies: 2
Views: 531

Re: More about VMs hats

Apparently there's a wrinkle in the chronology. The cappello romano generally replaced the galero from c. 17th century https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cappello_romano Likewise, referring to the rings of Saturn is probably anachronistic prior to Galileo's discovery of 1610. The VMs appears to make the ...
by R. Sale
Fri May 15, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Imagery
Topic: More about VMs hats
Replies: 2
Views: 531

More about VMs hats

Despite a perceived rash of nudity among the VMs nymphs, the clothing of the figures in the VMs zodiac sequence and elsewhere has been variously researched. Examples of men’s hats are found in the VMs Zodiac medallions of Sagittarius, the crossbowman, and in Gemini, the groom. Attempts have been mad...
by R. Sale
Mon Apr 13, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Imagery
Topic: Voynich women with stars on tethers: Vedder?
Replies: 2
Views: 555

Re: Voynich women with stars on tethers: Vedder?

Additional Google images are slim and none. The only potentially interesting example was an illustrated initial from the Bedford Hours for the month of May. It shows seven women undistinguished other than the all hold on to a single length of apparent 'rope'. Nothing else found that shows seven sist...
by R. Sale
Mon Apr 13, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Imagery
Topic: Heraldry in the VMs
Replies: 0
Views: 524

Heraldry in the VMs

There are at least four examples where specific details of medieval heraldry provides a significant aid to the understanding of VMs illustrations. Heraldry first provides the definition and the image of the nebuly line. Etymology defines the origin of this traditional terminology. This understanding...