Monthly Archives: October 2012

A leisurely, thinking-aloud appraisal of those recently-released Shroud photomicrographs.

Well, I don’t know about your, dear reader, but I for one had never previously seen those superb photomicrographs of Shroud image areas. I refer to the four that appeared in the second half of the (pdf)  paper of French … Continue reading

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Nul points, Dr.Thibault Heimburger. You have arrived at an over-hasty, ill-judged diagnosis… The patient is NOT dead…

I  shall start by being brutally frank regarding the attempt by Thibault Heimburger MD, a French physician, to dismiss the scorch hypothesis at one fell swoop. The thrust of his paper is that there is little or no correspondence between … Continue reading

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Refining a model: children’s ‘invisible ink’ trick with lemon juice allows thermal imprinting (“scorching”) at a much reduced temperature

This is a holding post. I’ll add the details later. For now, it’s a case of one picture being worth a thousand words. IMPORTANT: NOW UPDATED WITH NEW INFORMATION ON TEMPERATURES (SEE AT END OF ORIGINAL POSTING) Actually, what this … Continue reading

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OK, so there is bilirubin in the Shroud bloodstains (or so we are told). But how much precisely?

Important update: Thursday 25th October:  This comment  appeared a short while ago from the formidable Kelly Kearse ( amusingly self-styled “card-carrying immunologist”) on Daniel Porter’s shroudstory.com site: Click on the #1 (blue) link below to see just the comment: I … Continue reading

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Thibault’s Principle: true for a stepped template, maybe – but not an artistic bas relief with rounded contours and gentler relief

  Try to avoid too many flat surfaces and  right angles when choosing a template for your Man in the Shroud 😉 Thibault’s Principle:  “No scorch produced by pressing a heated template onto linen can hope to match the subtlety … Continue reading

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Stephen Jones BSc. Grad Dip.Ed persists in his mistaken belief that the Shroud image is a photograph. (Where’s the scientific evidence?)

“Note that the Shroud’s image is a type of photographic negative”? Reminder, Mr.Jones: “photo-” is a root that means “light”. On what grounds do you base your assumption that light was involved in capturing that image? If it was light, … Continue reading

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Still more character assassination allowed, indeed fostered, on That Other Site …

Update Saturday 13th October: this has just appeared under the posting in question: “I agreed with a complaint by Colin Berry and have blue-penciled out some wording and replaced it with what I felt was appropriate. Apologies to Colin Berry … Continue reading

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