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.

Might those be congealed gluten flecks one sees on and off the Turin Shroud’s body image? Evidence for medieval wheat flour imprinting?

Latest thought (Feb 3): Have just tweaked the title, adding the adjective “congealed”.  That’s a reference to the curious physical properties of wheat flour gluten -important in dough-making/bread baking. I’ve also included a reference in the title to the flecks being off … Continue reading

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What’s Dan Porter up to these days (Christmas 2016, 1 year after finally closing his Shroud of Turin blog)?

Hello again folks. Here’s an email that I sent yesterday under the title “Anniversaries”  to Dan Porter, host of the high profile but now sadly lapsed shroudstory site.  What’s he been up to I wondered? Hello again Dan I’ve been racking my … Continue reading

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The Turin Shroud – surely the most cunning, dastardly con trick in history (14th century France)

Update: October 29, 2016 Oh dear. I have began to acquire a hunch regarding the Turin Shroud that no one, to the best of my knowledge, has previously suggested before. Er, I now strongly suspect that the fabric is NOT … Continue reading

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Might invisible ink technology (mere child’s play) have been superbly fine-tuned to achieve whole body imaging?

Latest: Sept 9, 2016:  Glory be! This site has finally managed to make it onto Page 3 listings of a Google (UK)  search under (shroud of turin), albeit at or near the bottom! This morning’s screen grab: There I was … Continue reading

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Shroud Question 1 from David Goulet: it’s to do with the testability of my 14th century flour-imprinting model.

HERE’S THE FIRST QUESTION FOR THIS SITE’S NEW SHAMELESSLY  MODEL-PROMOTING FEEDBACK-SEEKING NEW FORMAT (and it’s a corker – the question that is). It’s from that wise and perceptive Canadian author  (“Looney Tombs”) David Goulet, and was in fact posted nigh … Continue reading

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Final posting in previous stodgy site format: “Shroud of Turin – and now for a retrospective look at the boring old (systematic) science”

Update: Aug 3, late evening, UK time:  Oops. The new title and format of this site, now into its 5th year, has been picked up by Google under a (shroud of turin) search sooner than expected – approx  14 hours! … Continue reading

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Modelling the Shroud of Turin with white flour, olive oil and a real face – in pictures.

By popular demand, here’s the result of using my flour imprinting model on a real human face, well, my own… We’ll let the photos tell their own  story, postponing  the discussion for Comments (mainly), though as before, I might tack additions … Continue reading

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