Monthly Archives: September 2012

The new all-embracing, all subsuming ABC paradigm – now taking the world of sindonology by (almost) perfect storm….

It’s been called a sea-change in iconological investigation. It’s been called the paradigm that has swept away decades of stale dead-end scholarship. The Vatican has described it as akin to the drawing aside of a heavy curtain in a previously … Continue reading

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The Thoughts of Paolo Di Lazzaro – still more Mickey Mouse science

Response to Paolo Di Lazzaro’s theorising (unfinished business from February) under the title:  “Colin Berry’s idea is untenable, and heat cannot produce a superficial coloration”. PDL:  “Let’s approach the basic elementary physics that explain why the idea of Berry is … Continue reading

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Needed urgently – scorch scanner (gd wkg cond)

Must be in tip-top condition – needed for important modelling exercise at the cutting edge of science. Must be capable of handling images of 250nm thickness +/- 500nm (best estimate available for target icon, based on  1980s vintage state-of-the-art sticky … Continue reading

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Doh! I can think of only 19 reasons why the Shroud image was made by thermal imprinting (“scorching”) onto linen from a heated effigy

Yup, only 19 reasons why the Shroud image was scorched onto linen, using a heated effigy of a naked man as template (or, more probably, an assembly of more manageable ‘spare-part’ -effigies – one for the head, one for torso, … Continue reading

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To all those who persist in claiming that the Shroud image is far too superficial to be a simple heat scorch: I say they are 100% wrong – with some help from WD40 – no uv laser beams needed.

At the end of this admittedly uptight preamble, there are 7 photographs that I hope will demolish once and for all ENEA’s Dr. Paolo Di Lazzaro’s handy fantasy that a heat scorch can never be superficial.  Readers may recall that … Continue reading

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An open letter to the President of the Royal Society. Would you and your Fellows be willing to assist in separating the science from the pseudoscience?

Draft letter to Sir Paul Nurse PRS This posting has now been updated.  Read by all means, but then check out  the new one here, March 2013: From wiki: “… ( Sir Paul) Nurse believes that scientists should speak out … Continue reading

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Are the Godfathers of Shroudology really so ignorant of elementary chemical principles?

I’m still trying to come to terms with that comment of Daniel R Porter’s, see my previous posting yesterday, viz: “I guess you can do that if you ignore or alter facts. However, the Drs. Jackson, Rogers, Di Lazzaro and … Continue reading

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