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- Comment promoted: what are we to make of the second face on the reverse side of the Turin Shroud?
- Might those be flecks of congealed wheat gluten one sees on the Turin Shroud? Evidence for unique one-off white flour imprinting?
- What’s Dan Porter up to these days (Christmas 2016, 1 year after finally closing his Shroud of Turin blog)?
- The Turin Shroud – surely the most cunning, dastardly con trick in history (14th century France)
- Might invisible ink technology (mere child’s play) have been superbly fine-tuned to achieve whole body imaging?
- Shroud Question 1 from David Goulet: it’s to do with the testability of my 14th century flour-imprinting model.
- Final posting in previous stodgy site format: “Shroud of Turin – and now for a retrospective look at the boring old (systematic) science”
- Modelling the Shroud of Turin with white flour, olive oil and a real face – in pictures.
- More original, cutting edge stuff from Hugh Farey appears in his latest BSTS Newsletter No.82 (December 2015)
- Contact prints from a 3D figure will always be wider and suffer from wrap-around distortion. True or false?
- Here’s how a medieval entrepreneur could have produced the iconic two-fold image on the Turin Shroud.
- Who says science can’t explain the Shroud of Turin?
- Modelling the Man on the Turin Shroud using medieval technology: are we nearly there yet?
- Which type of flour is better for modelling the Man on the Turin Shroud? Aristocratic fine white wheat or monkish rye wholemeal?
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- 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?).
- Did you know there is a high-definition image of the Turin Shroud (most of it still under wraps)?
- Shroud Scope 8: 372 impossible scourge marks (surely?) on the Shroud of Turin
- Yet more Mickey Mouse science (despite a Google top-ranking).
- STURP: Space-age Technology Unleashing Religious Propaganda!
- If you take away the blood from the Man in the Shroud, what are you left with?
- No, dear Yannick, Adler and Heller did not PROVE it was real blood on the Shroud of Turin – even if some real blood is now present.
- Was the blood on the Shroud applied with a monkish felt-tip pen (well, a somewhat primitive version thereof)?
- Why are Shroud image fibres mechanically weaker than non-image bearing fibres? Pyrolysis of core hemicelluloses?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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