Monthly Archives: July 2012

Charring, fluorescence and image-forming mechanisms. Beware Shroudology’s junk science and flawed logic…

Here’s what photographer- turned- self-styled scientist Barrie Schwortz, President of STERA (the so-called Shroud of Turin Education and Research Association  Inc) wrote back in February this year in attempting to dismiss my scorch mechanism:  “Every documented scorch on the Shroud … Continue reading

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The more you have, the more you hoard … (Barrie’s Song)

I’ve just spotted this item (the first of the three shown) on the BBC’s website: Maybe that top one could be set to music and called “Barrie’s Song”. Lyric: “The more you have, the more you hoard, the  more you … Continue reading

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Faking it Part 3: Why do early copies of the Shroud show so little evidence of the in-your-face blood stains we see today? (Some won’t like the answer..).

Here is an artist’s rendering of the Shroud as it was perceived (or recalled)  in 1516, some 16 years before the damaging 1532 that obliterated so much of the upper arms and torso. It’s the so-called Lier copy (not to … Continue reading

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Faking it Part 2 : The Turin Shroud – a medieval marketing coup based on cleverly-contrived ambiguity …

This is Part 2 of a post I made earlier: We have said how the body image was created. It may not have been intended to represent Christ in the first instance. Indeed, there are grounds for thinking that it … Continue reading

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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)

Yup, before reading Barrie Schwortz, President of STERA  on The Other Site you would be well advised do the following: First, read the items shown below with a red star on a listing that includes some of STERA’s extensive copyright … Continue reading

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I’m glad you asked me that Paul (even if posted to The Other Site) …

 Comment from “Paul” on The Other Site: “…if an object can not be reproduced in over a 500 year period was it ever made… ?” First one has to ask about motivation: who might wish to reproduce the Shroud, and … Continue reading

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Why there is a pressing need for higher definition Shroud images to be placed in the public domain (Barrie Schwortz’s STERA please note).

Mario Latendresse’s Shroud Scope images are fine as far as they go. They retain high definition, aka high-resolution (HD and HR respectively)  up to to their top level of magnification. But they lose resolution and become pixellated if one tries … Continue reading

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