Monthly Archives: February 2014

Mickey Mouse science now in the crosshairs.

Who can correctly guess the gist of my next posting, one that will be addressed primarily to MSM journalists? Here are some clues. 1.  The effect that centuries of wear and tear might have on ancient man-made images. 2. Mickey … Continue reading

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Time methinks to refresh this blog’s tagline (and hopefully improve its dismal Google ranking).

Time methinks to provide a more attractive/repulsive tagline for this blog (the choice depending on your personal take on Shroud authenticity). Previous tagline: The Shroud image could easily be mistaken for a contact scorch – highest point on weave, non- … Continue reading

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Flow chart summarising a novel hypothesis for how the Shroud of Turin came into existence (and fooled generations of scholars)

Click on any part of the two images to enlarge. (Click twice for double enlargement).  The second image is a continuation of the first to the modern day. ( a stand-alone 500 word summary has also been added to the … Continue reading

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Today’s project – to produce a new chronological flow chart, proposing how a scorch image was ingeniously re-invented as a whole body “sweat imprint” (to suggest kinship with the Veil of Veronica).

The new one starts at the top of my scrawl, with the martyrdom of St.Lawrence by slow roasting, and ends with the Lirey Shroud Mk 2 (produced from the Machy Mould).  Unfortunately, it will be too long to go on … Continue reading

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Was the Mark 1 TS image – a presumed heat scorch – relaunched at Lirey as a notional sweat imprint?

Summary (a late addition): Three or four otherwise peculiar facets of the TS story have been causally related and explained by supposing that the TS started as a thermal imprint , i.e. heat scorch, on linen,  probably of a roasted … Continue reading

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Brief message to Joel Achenbach, Washington Post, re your hijacked posting on pseudoscience and the Turin Shroud

Colin Berry 6:53 AM GMT Er, haven’t you fellas not got a chatroom you can go to?What’s the point of inserting a link to earlier (RELEVANT!) comments on the TS if all folk find when they get here is boarding … Continue reading

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Am I the only one to have spotted that the Lirey Shroud was piggybacked on the Veil of Veronica – which may explain why the French still call it the Suaire (“sweat-impregnated facecloth”) de Turin”?

See previous posting, and the ongoing discussion it has generated with two French-speaking visitors to the site: 1.  The newcomer Robert ( un Belge de Geneve), who contributes to  the wiki (Fr) page on the Suaire d’Oviedo, alleged crucifixion-phase  face … Continue reading

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