Right now, nobody can say – but perhaps it is this ‘hard-to-pin-down-ness’ that has managed to keep the Voynich’s mystery alive for all this time.
Geologists thought otherwise, requiring roughly a billion years for nature to sculpt the earth they saw. Corliss (1970), a great many people in the sciences and elsewhere have used his distinction between paradigms in normal science and anomalies both in normal science and in scientific revolutions to explain developments in contemporary science.
) contains about 240 pages of curious drawings, incomprehensible diagrams and undecipherable handwriting from five centuries ago.
Whether a work of cipher genius or loopy madness, it is hard to deny it is one of those rare cases where the truth is many times stranger than fiction.
In this case, the received view is a theory about human origins in the Americas, and the anomaly is a site in Mexico, the age of which is apparently in conflict with that received theory.
The spring which "rises up" in Eden could have been supplied by the Dammam Formation, the principal aquifer of the region.One reason for this belief is because the Bible gives its geographic location: two of the names of the four rivers mentioned in Gen. According to the Bible, the Garden of Eden was located somewhere in southern Iraq where the Euphrates and Hiddekel (Tigris) Rivers flowed into the head of the Persian Gulf--that is, they flowed on a modern landscape that is still recognizable today.What most Christians do not realize is that this biblical identification of Eden on a modern landscape is in direct conflict with Flood Geology, a premise promoted by Creation Science.Oil-drilling in southern Iraq confirms that six miles of sedimentary rock exist below the biblical site for the Garden of Eden.This same sedimentary rock is the source of bitumen at Hit, a site which may have supplied Noah with pitch for constructing the ark.