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- Comment promoted: what are we to make of the second face on the reverse side of the Turin Shroud?
- Might those be flecks of congealed wheat gluten one sees on the Turin Shroud? Evidence for unique one-off white flour imprinting?
- What’s Dan Porter up to these days (Christmas 2016, 1 year after finally closing his Shroud of Turin blog)?
- The Turin Shroud – surely the most cunning, dastardly con trick in history (14th century France)
- Might invisible ink technology (mere child’s play) have been superbly fine-tuned to achieve whole body imaging?
- Shroud Question 1 from David Goulet: it’s to do with the testability of my 14th century flour-imprinting model.
- Final posting in previous stodgy site format: “Shroud of Turin – and now for a retrospective look at the boring old (systematic) science”
- Modelling the Shroud of Turin with white flour, olive oil and a real face – in pictures.
- More original, cutting edge stuff from Hugh Farey appears in his latest BSTS Newsletter No.82 (December 2015)
- Contact prints from a 3D figure will always be wider and suffer from wrap-around distortion. True or false?
- Here’s how a medieval entrepreneur could have produced the iconic two-fold image on the Turin Shroud.
- Who says science can’t explain the Shroud of Turin?
- Modelling the Man on the Turin Shroud using medieval technology: are we nearly there yet?
- Which type of flour is better for modelling the Man on the Turin Shroud? Aristocratic fine white wheat or monkish rye wholemeal?
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- Blood-grouping the Shroud of Turin – like trying to sort apples from oranges in the dark wearing boxing gloves.
- Yet more Mickey Mouse science (despite a Google top-ranking).
- A new take in pictures on an old artefact – the (not really a) Shroud of Turin, more an imaginative 14th century marketing wheeze.
- The Turin Shroud Man is not a photograph, but a negative THERMOGRAPH - and I challenge anyone to prove otherwise...
- Is the Shroud of Turin really just 18 years short of its 2000th birthday? SEE THIS BLOG FOR A DAILY ACERBIC OVERVIEW OF CURRENT WRANGLING ( currently 2015, Week 32)
- Was the Shroud of Turin intended as a visual double entendre - with an martyred Knight Templar serving as proxy for the crucified Christ?
- Shroud Scope 8: 372 impossible scourge marks (surely?) on the Shroud of Turin
- Let's take a closer look at one of the peculiar blood stains on the Shroud - the one in the hair shaped like a question mark
- No, dear Yannick, Adler and Heller did not PROVE it was real blood on the Shroud of Turin – even if some real blood is now present.
- The Pope calls it “an icon written with blood". I say it’s an elaborate medieval con, still being promoted for all its worth...
Monthly Archives: February 2014
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
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
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
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
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
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
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