Monthly Archives: August 2012

Is the Man on the Turin Shroud a pseudo-negative imprint from a DEATH MASK? (Could that be why the modern-day photographic negative looks so much better than the original?).

Look carefully at the sepia photograph on the left. There are two important things you need to know about it. Firstly, while it is a photographic positive, it might reasonably be described as a pseudo-negative. Why? Because of the position … Continue reading

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The Pope calls it “an icon written with blood”. I say it’s an elaborate medieval con, still being promoted for all its worth…

The Vatican states baldly that the Shroud is impossible to falsify (Dec 2011). That  follows close on the heels of the sensationalist media reports of  the Italian ENSA  Star Wars research with light sabres  (“blinding flash”)  etc. (see above). Let’s … Continue reading

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Dan Porter and his 2002 Long Bet,10 years on. Was he right? I say NO.Time has proved him spectacularly WRONG…

From the Long Bets site that I stumbled upon this morning: Yup, I don’t know if you can read it (CLICK TO ENLARGE) , but it’s a  ‘long bet’ made by Dan Porter in 2002 (my capitalization of NOT) . … Continue reading

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Here are my most-viewed postings to date (Aug 2012) on the Shroud of Turin

WordPress has a splendid stats feature. Here’s a summary of my most-viewed postings (50 visits or more). Older ones will tend to have more visits (naturally), more recent ones fewer, so some of the more recent ones may be higher … Continue reading

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My ranking of spurious and/or unsupported claims made by Shroudologists

As an anti-piracy measure I shall assemble this post at leisure, in several instalments, and postpone ranking as a league table until last: Now listed in reverse chronological order (most recent at the top) Latest update (#4) posted Saturday 7:10 … Continue reading

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Is it safe to have ammonia in the home? Won’t it turn all your starched linen yellow via a Rogers’ Maillard reaction?

In the days before detergents and detergent-containing cleaning aids, there would be a bottle of ammonia solution under the sink. It was some years before I learned how it worked as a cleaning agent (it’s apparently/allegedly to do with creating … Continue reading

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Quickie response to Thibault Heimburger re that 1949 Lea and Hannan paper on the casein-glucose Maillard reaction.

Hello again Thibault. To avoid any misunderstanding re your latest comment on The Other Site, let me tell you how I came to link the 1949 Lea and Hannan Biochim.Biophys.Acta paper with the claim that the rate of the casein-glucose … Continue reading

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