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 shroudstory.com to the scorch hypothesis. Serendipitously, I came … Continue reading

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Response to a confontational question on shroudstory.com 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 shroudstory.com site initiated by veteran commentator daveB of Wellington New Zealand. http://shroudstory.com/2014/01/15/top-of-head-puzzle/ It began with him claiming that the frontal and dorsal images of the head abutted directly on each … Continue reading

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