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Post by edfrank » Tue Nov 29, 2011 7:11 pm

http://beinecke.library.yale.edu/digita ... ynich.html

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Voynich Manuscript (folio 9 recto)

Written in Central Europe at the end of the 15th or during the 16th century, the origin, language, and date of the Voynich Manuscript—named after the Polish-American antiquarian bookseller, Wilfrid M. Voynich, who acquired it in 1912—are still being debated as vigorously as its puzzling drawings and undeciphered text. Described as a magical or scientific text, nearly every page contains botanical, figurative, and scientific drawings of a provincial but lively character, drawn in ink with vibrant washes in various shades of green, brown, yellow, blue, and red... (continued)
"I love science and it pains me to think that so many are terrified of the subject or feel that choosing science means you cannot also choose compassion, or the arts, or be awe by nature. Science is not meant to cure us of mystery, but to reinvent and revigorate it." by Robert M. Sapolsky

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Post by Steve Galehouse » Fri Dec 02, 2011 12:07 am


The illustration on the post looks like it might be a Botrychium species. I'll try to research the manuscript further.

every plant is native somewhere

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