Monthly Archives: October 2013

Eureka!

Have just posted this to Dan Porter’s shroudstory.com site: October 31, 2013 at 3:46 am | #52 Reply | Quote Stop press:  Forget about the primary cell wall, forget about hemicelluloses!  They may be relevant to cotton, but not linen … Continue reading

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Why is the Shroud image so superficial, half-tone and striated? Is it on raised ribs of primary cell wall hemicellulose?

I posted this comment earlier today to an older  (September 1) thread on Dan Porter’s shroudstory.com site which appeared under the title: Paper Chase: An Alternate Hypothesis for the Image Color. It begins by quoting Porter (bold italics) who in turn … Continue reading

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Does the cotton contamination affect a much bigger area of the Turin Shroud than first thought (say 4.4 x 1.1m)?

Here’s a comment I posted half an hour ago to Dan Porter’s shroudstory.com site: October 22, 2013 at 2:15 am | #44 Quote Cotton is now the fashionable marker for modern(ish) C-14 contamination, it would seem, but if I’m not … Continue reading

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Raymond N. Rogers, RIP. STURP’s out-of-control chemist, deficient in a knowledge of plant cell anatomy.

See labels for location of primary and secondary plant cell walls – the first being the more superficial.   Here’s a comment I have just posted to Dan Porter’s shroudstory.com site: October 19, 2013 at 6:32 am | #1 Reply … Continue reading

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No, the Shroud of Turin was NOT used to wrap Jesus. It was a 14th century thought experiment. It was not used to wrap anyone.

Here’s a comment I have just placed on Dan Porter’s shroudstory.com site that updates my views on the Shroud of Turin: October 16, 2013 at 9:16 am | #10 Reply | Quote I perceive the Shroud of Turin is being … Continue reading

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A possible new approach to learning more about the chemical make-up of the Shroud’s image

This blog is supposed to be closed. But an idea occurred to me while posting comments to Dan Porter’s shroudstory.com site, and it was seeded by coming across the above photograph the other day. It was taken at the conference … Continue reading

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