my opinion is that Z wasn't an evil genius that knew cryptology that no one else knew
Contrary, he was a big (not dumb not smart) simpleton.
The vast majority of murderers (and especially serial murderers) are not highly intelligent or smart (have you ever watched The First 48 ?) They have let emotions control them. That's not an intelligent analytical (logical) way of committing a crime.
The solution to Z's codes are either very simple (like a school teacher figured out in two weeks) or there is no solution at all.
This isn't Alan Turing cracking the Enigma Code as much as everyone seems to want to romanticize about.
Thanks for your opinion .
I have watched 48 hours , usually those murders take place due to confrontation , an argument , some one stole drugs , didn't pay etc.... most of the murders were not necessarily planned. one of them I remember started as road rage and escalated to murder. I agree its pretty dumb to chase someone into a parking lot that may have slighted you somehow pull out a gun and when you think they are reaching for a gun kill them.
I'm not sure however how ( single events) murders out of rage compare to a serial killer and especially a unique one like zodiac ? He even gave himself a name , sent out letters , etc... How many do that ?
I wouldn't let the fact that school teachers solved the cipher fool you. In my opinion he wanted it solved because it was built around his identity. No one would see his name and move on , the whole time the complete # 408 held his birthday and the last section broken at 118 characters did as well. Even the broken cipher shows a certain intelligence, it certainly fed his Ego look at me I just got away with 2 different attacks , I coded in my name birthday etc.... and you don't see it.
I wonder why Zodiac went out of his way to make sure everyone Knew he attacked on 12/20 7/4 9/27 and 10/11 then made future claims without proof ? I know why.
Zaik one problem here is that EARL VAN BEST JR and his birthday keep getting hit over and over matching up to the attacks , letters etc... Its astronomical how many things combined point back to him and how many things occur at his name in the 408.
Why because EARL VAN BEST JR is the Zodiac.
Tom its good to see all the activity over here . Thanks