Yes, Soaping 101 has a video "soaping myths" ( I think) where she says she spoke with Kevin Dunn and a pro-soaper and they both told her there was no scientific evidence that cure contributed to soap crystal formation. However, like you, I agree that water evap can't possibly account for all the differences in a new bar from one that's been aged for a year - or even just 3 months. I liken it to aging cheese, only because my grandmother was very fussy about me being able to recognize the block of cheese she'd bought from the block of soap cake she'd bought. Maybe we need a movement to change the term to "aging soap"?!!!!The "3 week cure" person is not the only "celebrity soaper" who thinks curing soap is only about evaporation of water. Kevin Dunn apparently gave an off-the-cuff opinion recently (not sure to whom, when, or where) with this same point of view although when he contacted me about this matter he was pretty close mouthed about his reasoning and opinions. I gather he may be doing some investigation about this subject, so maybe someday we will benefit from his research. I was also told Cathy McGinnis of Soaping 101 fame is also of the "evaporation only" school of thought.