Author Archives: Colin Berry

About Colin Berry

Retired science bod, previous research interests: phototherapy of neonatal jaundice, membrane influences on microsomal UDP-glucuronyltransferase, defective bilirubin and xenobiotic conjugation and hepatic excretion, dietary fibre and resistant starch.

Hello all you media reporters, whether mainstream (MSM), minor tributary (MTM) or obscure backwater media (OBWM). Isn’t it time you released some air from the tyres of that truth-bending Shroud of Turin juggernaut?

Site under reconstruction (new title, new tagline, new target readership etc.) See yesterday’s late intro to my previous posting. Incidentally, that’s a hand, MY hand, in the new header image.  It was simply wetted with tap water, pressed onto dark … Continue reading

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Pro-authenticity Shroud investigators should have considered the body image as a SIMULATED sweat imprint – before rushing to their pseudoscience (‘resurrectional incandescence’ etc).

Late addition (November 15): this site is now under reconstruction. As the new title indicates this site, started in early 2012 with over 400 postings now aims primarily to cater for journalists needing or wishing to separate fact from fantasy. … Continue reading

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A solution (at last!) to the Turin Shroud – based on my 5 years of continuous experimental research.

  Note added 28th September, 2017: Here’s in blue font below is a copy of the final two paragraphs of this posting, which serve as Summary of my TRANSPORT (NOT burial!) Shroud hypothesis. Correction: medieval simulated TRANSPORT “Shroud” … Well, … Continue reading

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Does an imprint of my unquestionably human hand onto fabric possess UNIQUE 3D properties (like, er, that supposedly ‘supernatural’ Turin Shroud) ?

Yes, my ageing hand DOES have (seemingly) unique properties, ones that match the “unique” 3D  properties of the Turin Shroud (TS). (OK, my hand and the TS can’t both be unique, so let’s qualify by saying  my hand and the … Continue reading

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My revised Model 10, proposing a key role for RADIANT (infrared) heat in generating image colour from a body imprint onto wet linen, using nothing but dry white flour.

I did consider calling my  new revised model for simulating the Turin Shroud “Model 11”, but then thought better of it. It still uses my domestic oven as a more convenient indoor model for a medieval bed of hot charcoal. … Continue reading

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My Model 10 – thermal imprinting with white flour onto linen – can account for the curious properties of the Turin Shroud body image

  Summary: added Wednesday 12th July See this image, taken yesterday, Tuesday 11th July (yes,  for me a RED LETTER DAY)  through my new stereomicroscope  (sadly lacking inbuilt image capture hardware) with a hand-held camera. What’s so special about it? See … Continue reading

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STURP: Space-age Technology Unleashing Religious Propaganda!

Posting under construction. More to follow shortly – much more. Watch this space. Yup, this posting will be written in bite-size instalments, over days, probably weeks. ************************* Late insertion: when reading this oh-so-long-and-detailed exposition, please bear in mind the Three … Continue reading

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