Welcome to the site
- After 2 years, and over 200 postings, I think I’ve finally cracked it – the enigma of the Shroud of Turin.
- The arrow of time – and entropy
- Beware: with each passing decade and century, the Shroud image sheds vital evidence as to its origins.
- Beware the mirage of apparent reverse-side scorching produced by the ‘BROIL’ effect.
- This title will not improve this blog’s Google ranking. But then, what will?
- Why is the Shroud image so superficial? More on the ongoing battle between science and pseudoscience.
- Daniel R. Porter’s shroudstory.com: ‘Troll Central’ by any other name.
- Mickey Mouse science now in the crosshairs.
- Time methinks to refresh this blog’s tagline (and hopefully improve its dismal Google ranking).
- Flow chart summarising a novel hypothesis for how the Shroud of Turin came into existence (and fooled generations of scholars)
- Today’s project – to produce a new chronological flow chart, proposing how a scorch image was ingeniously re-invented as a whole body “sweat imprint” (to suggest kinship with the Veil of Veronica).
- Was the Mark 1 TS image – a presumed heat scorch – relaunched at Lirey as a notional sweat imprint?
- Brief message to Joel Achenbach, Washington Post, re your hijacked posting on pseudoscience and the Turin Shroud
- Am I the only one to have spotted that the Lirey Shroud was piggybacked on the Veil of Veronica – which may explain why the French still call it the Suaire (“sweat-impregnated facecloth”) de Turin”?
- How a cunning 14th century visuo-semantic marketing ploy helped establish the ‘authenticity’ of the Shroud – and corrupted the French language into the bargain.
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Top Posts & Pages
- Two things you should do before reading Barrie Schwortz's response to my criticism of STERA (The Shroud of Turin Education and Research Association, aka Shroud (+) Copyright Inc)
- Modelling the image of the Turin Shroud - an interrupted experiment using onion epidermis - just one cell thick.
- Blood-grouping the Shroud of Turin – like trying to sort apples from oranges in the dark wearing boxing gloves.
- Can you see those supposedly inimitable discontinuities and striations in Shroud image fibres?
- Simple physics says there are 7 ways of producing a scorch on linen
- Shroud Scope 3: Now let’s take a closer look at the wrist - the one with the bloodstain and, supposedly, an underlying nail wound.
- The Shroud of Turin - let's focus on that hemicellulose coating on the linen fibres ... It could explain a great deal
- Refining a model: children's 'invisible ink' trick with lemon juice allows thermal imprinting ("scorching") at a much reduced temperature
- Guest posting from Hugh Farey (yipee - another science bod!): here's a snapshot of his current studies of scorching and uv fluorescence.
- Time maybe to re-think the received wisdom about the entire Shroud image being "highly superficial"?
Tag Archives: Thibault Heimburger
As the title indicates, I find the nitpicking over weft v warp somewhat tedious. They are just words for the two sets of threads mutually at right angles, and even if I have confused the two – which I’m willing … Continue reading
Links to my immediate three-part response to Thibault Heimburger’s critique of the scorch hypothesis
Thibault’s critique (with an artistic touch or two…) My response in three separate instalments; Part 1 Link Part 2 Link Part 3 Link Given that’s quite a slug of information and argument/rebuttal there. I guess some kind of summary … Continue reading
Yes, there is clear evidence of tenting, Thibault, with all-or-nothing imaging (yet another nail in the coffin for radiation models)
Here is my reply to the second part of the comment placed yesterday by Thibault Heimburger on that Other Site- the one hosted by the enigmatic Dan Porter and which is giving me daily stick for pressing on with my … Continue reading
‘ Those who have been following my most recent postings will know that I had a kind of eureka moment a couple of days ago. I refer to the idea that the blood on the Shroud was not applied as … Continue reading
This is an instant response to a post that has appeared on The Other Site, in which I am taken to task for underestimating the ability of blood to resist biodegradation. Stone age tools have been mentioned, with Thibault Heimburger … Continue reading
I’ve just received a long comment (see below) on my “Sorry Mr.Rogers” posting from Dr. Heimburger (whom I shall now refer to more informally as Thibault) . It is not so much directed at the specifics of what I said … Continue reading