music professor, was interviewed on 20 May 07 in the Sunday Mail with his doubts about the validity of the Motet. (Thanks to the News for Medievalist blog for capturing this article for posterity.) Glasgow University
- Jeff Nisbet’s article The Rosslyn Motet expressed issues with the history of the Cubes, in relation to the Motet, and inconsistencies in the news stories related to the Mitchells.
- Researcher and writer for the Fortean Times, Brian Allen ask me to post an open letter that questions whether the Sinclairs would have had access to technology that would have allowed them to have discovered a Chladni pattern, let alone encode the cubes with them.
- BS Historian also posted "Music of the Cubes - A Musician’s Perspective" bringing into question the very musical nature of the theory behind the Motet.
- And finally, I posted "Inconsistencies in Reports of the Rosslyn Motet" questioning some discrepancies in the news reports of the Motet’s “discovery.” Mitchell posted a comment about my article at the bottom of the piece.
Wouldn’t this mean that the 1860’s restoration team would be privy to the Sinclair’s original design and intent? That would mean that there was someone out there that, at least up to 1860, knew the keys to unlock the architectural and design secrets of the Chapel. If that’s the case, I’d love to see a write-up on how that came about and who was in the "know".
Now there would be another interesting twist to debate over the Motet. Jeff Nisbet posted on 6 Jan 08, as comment 20 in the thread, that all the cubes in the Swarbreck lithos appear to be the same. So there might not be any mystery attached to the cubes at all. If the original design of the cubes was identical, there could be nothing coded in the cubes by the original architects of the Chapel.