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Why the Voynich manuscript is not a hoax (part 1)

Some people consider that the Vm is a hoax, created perhaps by a sort of grille. I think I’ve answered that comprehensively in my paper, by showing that it can’t possibly be a hoax, as it contains real semantic content.  But in any case, why on earth would anyone waste their time on creating a  hoax of this kind? It’s just not credible, is it?
Yesterday I found this nice account from David Kahn’s book “The Codebreakers”. Although it was written before the hoax mania set in, I still think it is eminently sensible – I can’t argue with any of it. The highlighting is mine:
“Is it [the Voynich manuscript], then, just …

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