Category Archives: medieval hoax

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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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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Shroudie-Alert: Day 12: time now to write that long-overdue letter to the Royal Society…

Highlighted text (blue): “Sir Paul believes strongly that scientists have a duty to speak out about science in public life and challenge pseudoscience.” (I’m happy to accept  whatever the President of the Royal Society understands by the term “pseudoscience” and … Continue reading

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Could this be clinching evidence that the Shroud image is a contact scorch?

Interpretation: Red arrow A:  Crease in linen where forced to turn through 90 degrees over tip of chin (previously noted and interpreted on my sciencebuzz site  and  my ShroudScope series here too) Red arrow B. Faint imaging of the underside … Continue reading

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A question for Stephen Jones re his so-called “wounds” on the Shroud (not to be confused with bloodstains)

Stephen Jones: your latest post focuses on “wounds” and bloodstains on the Shroud. (See also Dan Porter’s current posting which alerted me to it).  Nowhere do you define what you mean by “wound”,  yet you use the terms “wounds” and … Continue reading

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