Corona discharge for Shroud of Turin – advance notice of my paper for presentation at the Quantum Theology 2012 Conference, Instituto Polytecnica of Mamma Mia, Italy

The energy source of the Corona Discharge responsible for the superficial image on the Shroud of Turin has been investigated by a multidisciplinary team, comprising myself, a quantum physicist (my next door neighbour,  still, inexplicably,  “between jobs”), 3 philosophers (from my local, currently the Bull and Bush until I am allowed back in the Kings Head) and a theologian (my retired RE teacher, now 93 and as mentally inert as ever).

If you see one of these over the English Home Counties, don’t be alarmed. It will just be me and my pals testing out our theory…

Here is a draft summary of our conclusions:

The starting point was the recent confirmation at CERN of the fleeting existence of the Higgs boson, aka the God particle, responsible for conferring mass.  We believe that in first century Palestine there was an anti-matter particle corresponding to the Higgs boson which we call the Son of God particle. The special location of Palestine in relation to tectonic plate boundaries and their associated magnetic field allowed the Son of God (SOG) particle to have a brief existence which we estimate to be  33+/-1.5 years. The SOG particle may have had additional protection from matter/antimatter mutual annihilation by residing within a protective neurological circuitry, like that of a specially-configured man or woman’s cranial grey matter (more likely the former where it is less likely to be destabilised by hormonal influences corresponding approximately with the lunar cycles). We believe there was an additional  protective force field provided by a number of separate but like-minded neuronal entities,  also specially-and synchronistically-configured, and again, probably blokes, the precise number of which is conjectural, but which we estimate as 12+/- 0, and which in common parlance are referred to as “disciples”.

The stabilising environment could not survive for long following the death of the host, probably not more than 1.5+/- 0.75 days. There then occurred one God Almighty flash, aka Corona Discharge,  as God particles mutually annihilated Son-of-God particles to create a new transient metastable entity that we call the Wholly Ghost-form of matter and energy. So for a brief instant in time that we estimate as 1.75+/- 63.6 picoseconds there existed the God particle, the Son of God particle and the Wholly Ghost (think Schrodinger’s Cat, or maybe his  Cat-and-Kitten,  or better still,  nobody or everybody’s Virtual Cat-and-Kitten).  All matter from within a putative burial shroud then disappeared, leaving just a faint scorch on the fabric. There is an important spy clue, linking that cloth to what is presently stored under glass in Turin Cathedral, namely a reversed 3 on the forehead. That was of course a right-way-round 3 on the subject, and clearly represents a signature of our postulated trinity of quantised energy states – or “Wholly Trinity” for short (or Tendentious Trio as a Jewish friend of mine once described it, espousing his distinctively purist and uncompromising brand of monotheism, the latter being an older now obsolescing term for Monoclonal Unitary Quantum Theology).

We obviously intend to publish these ideas in a peer-reviewed journal – namely our local Hobbington Gazette that is perused by – among others – my good friend Lord Pennypinch of Crumbling Manor.  He, living nearby in  Nether Hobbington-under-Couchgrass,  and not just a Peer of the Realm, oh no, but someone whose sole retainer comes round to borrow my grass strimmer from time to time, can always be relied upon to provide a fast and reliable peer-review process of all we submit to refereeing (followed in short order by referring  to the aforementioned journal’s Editor  – someone who is occasionally invited to shoot rabbits, pheasants and other vermin on the Lord’s land) especially if the script is accompanied by a bottle of his favourite single malt . The latter, while strictly not necessary, and still of questionable probity where the new theology is concerned, is,  we have found, guaranteed to put our local worthy in a favourable  analytical frame of mind when dealing with the complexities and subtleties of our cutting-edge, well, somewhat abrasive  brand of Quantum Theology ensuring rapid publication). Yes, every one of  our submissions to the Gazette has been peer-reviewed. I am minded to describe the review process as peerless, whilst recognizing that might seem to some  contradiction in terms, but then it’s quantum theology that is in the frame here, an area in which self-contradiction is not only to be expected but positively welcomed. In fact it could be negatively welcomed as well, that too being as an equally valid solution for acceptance in quantum theology. But I’ll spare you the details  since it involves some quite complex mathematics (we have  invited our local turf accountant to develop some equations on it, and more importantly, inequations,  he being the acknowledged  expert in this neck of the woods on all matters relating to probability and statistics). Remember, in quantum theology, 2 + 2 can equal 5 (for large values of 2) …

See also the following paper (abstract only) that agrees with me that the Shroud image was produced by a Corona Discharge (while omitting to specify where the energy came from):

Numerical Simulation of a Human Body Subjected to Electrostatic Fields for Study of the Turin Shroud Body Image

G. Fanti1 L. Matordes1 V. Amoruso2 M. Bullo1 F. Lattarulo2 G. Pesavento1
1Dip. di Ingegneria Industriale, Università di Padova, Padova, Italy
2Politecnico di Bari, Bari, Italy

Good try, chaps, but you never quite managed the quantum leap in thinking that led to our Hobbingtonian Corona Discharge model.

Italian Shroud researcher getting mentally prepared for writing his next blockbuster paper…

Maybe you should stop drinking that Moretti beer and instead try the real ale down at my Hobbington local. After a pint or two you won’t just find yourselves on a different planet, as you are at present, but an entirely different GALAXY….

Image provided by Davor A . (see comments) for which I thank him. Has this become the favourite tipple of Shroudological researchers in you know where, producing ideas and indeed visions that translate into instant conference presentations (reaching the peer-reviewed journals at leisure – if ever…)?

Update: 30th October 2012. You’ll find a highly derivative version of these stunning new insights in today’s Mail:   😉


About Colin Berry

Retired science bod, previous research interests: phototherapy of neonatal jaundice, membrane influences on microsomal UDP-glucuronyltransferase, defective bilirubin and xenobiotic conjugation and hepatic excretion, dietary fibre and resistant starch.
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8 Responses to Corona discharge for Shroud of Turin – advance notice of my paper for presentation at the Quantum Theology 2012 Conference, Instituto Polytecnica of Mamma Mia, Italy

  1. Max Patrick Hamon says:

    OK, used to waiting for your immoderation…

  2. Max Patrick Hamon says:

    Colin, sense-of-humourtifically, this is a must-RIRE!

  3. colinsberry says:

    I just did a quick search on “chakra” and came up with the following:

    “The seven major chakras have individual functions and purposes. However, the chakra system works best when all the chakras function in concert.”

    So who plays which musical instrument? 😉

  4. im intrigued because if you notice the top of the head area it appears as if a shaft of light is entering the crown. the crown chakra is well known to phsychics and mediums as the doorway of the soul to the universal spirit, Halos are also the light around the crown chakra.

  5. colinsberry says:

    Ha ha.Thanks Davor. Hope you don’t mind, but I’ve just added it to the end of my post…

  6. Fantastic! You had me laughing so hard I thought I’d make a Corona discharge in my underwear!

  7. Pingback: Laugh for Today: Colin Berry’s Latest Idea « Shroud of Turin Blog

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