How the Voynich Manuscript Works

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Personally, I love mysteries ... for a while. Eventually, though, they start to drive me more than a little crazy. Is there intelligent life beyond Earth? Is Elvis really dead? Will anyone ever be able to read the Voynich manuscript? There's a good chance we'll never answer any of those questions in my lifetime. And when it comes to the Voynich, I take comfort in the fact that even if it is decoded, it likely doesn't hold any universe-altering information. Or at least, that's how I comfort myself knowing that I'll never have the answers.

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