Monthly Archives: January 2014

Critique of Rogers’ so-called vanillin clock for dating the Shroud: why was Stanley T. Kosiewicz not a co-author (and where’s the data)?

STURP’s Raymond N.Rogers very last peer-reviewed paper (see title page below)  was published in 2005,  sadly the same year that he finally succumbed to a long illness.  It was the subject of a news item by the BBC. Some, myself  … Continue reading

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Why are Shroud image fibres mechanically weaker than non-image bearing fibres? Pyrolysis of core hemicelluloses?

At the same time as composing a (serious) critique of the Rogers’ so-called “vanillin” clock (a misnomer if ever there was, as I shall be explaining shortly), I’ve been fielding objections on to the scorch hypothesis. Serendipitously, I came … Continue reading

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Response to a confontational question on from “anonymous” re modelling of the Shroud image.

From:  “Anonymous” January 27, 2014 at 11:42 am | #19 “Question for Colin Berry: How in the world the same exact source of heat (with pretty much the same intensity) could only color the first fiber at the top surface … Continue reading

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10 reasons for thinking that the Shroud of Turin does NOT show a crucified man (more likely a barbecued Knight Templar)

Cautionary note:  this is a hurriedly-written post, a response to some who have totally misunderstood my scribblings these last two years, or (more probably) have not bothered to read them – probably relying instead on second-hand accounts. Being hastily written, … Continue reading

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What can one conclude from looking at the point of closest contact between frontal and dorsal Shroud images?

This posting is prompted by a discussion on Dan Porter’s site initiated by veteran commentator daveB of Wellington New Zealand. It began with him claiming that the frontal and dorsal images of the head abutted directly on each … Continue reading

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