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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?
- Response of my thermally-imprinted models of the Man on the Turin Shroud to an allegedly crucial test with ultraviolet light.
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Top Posts & Pages
- 10 reasons for thinking that the Shroud of Turin does NOT show a crucified man (more likely a barbecued Knight Templar)
- Shroud Scope 8: 372 impossible scourge marks (surely?) on the Shroud of Turin
- Did you know there is a high-definition image of the Turin Shroud (most of it still under wraps)?
- It's clever, some might say pretty, but is it science?
- Is the Man on the Turin Shroud a pseudo-negative imprint from a DEATH MASK? (Could that be why the modern-day photographic negative looks so much better than the original?).
- Refining a model: children's 'invisible ink' trick with lemon juice allows thermal imprinting ("scorching") at a much reduced temperature
- Doubly puzzling news item regarding Shroud promoter Russ Breault.
- Shroud of Turin: performance characteristics of a simple uv lamp, chosen to check out claims that are dismissive of thermal imprinting mechanisms (Part 1 of 3).
- Who says science can't explain the Shroud of Turin?
- Dear Royal Society. Time maybe to take a hard line on those who peddle Turin Shroud pseudoscience?
Tag Archives: cellulose
Why are Shroud image fibres mechanically weaker than non-image bearing fibres? Pyrolysis of core hemicelluloses?
At the same time as composing a (serious) critique of the Rogers’ so-called “vanillin” clock (a misnomer if ever there was, as I shall be explaining shortly), I’ve been fielding objections on shroudstory.com to the scorch hypothesis. Serendipitously, I came … Continue reading
Why is the Shroud image so superficial, half-tone and striated? Is it on raised ribs of primary cell wall hemicellulose?
I posted this comment earlier today to an older (September 1) thread on Dan Porter’s shroudstory.com site which appeared under the title: Paper Chase: An Alternate Hypothesis for the Image Color. It begins by quoting Porter (bold italics) who in turn … Continue reading
(This is a follow-on from my immediately preceding post) It’s one thing to invoke an impurity layer to account for image superficiality – or, alternatively – my preferred explanation – the primary cell wall (pcw). (See two of today’s comments* … Continue reading
Step 1: Obtain the go-ahead from the Shroud’s custodians to repeat that contested radiocarbon dating. Assure them that all samples will be taken from the portion of linen that has the less photogenic DORSAL view. Step 2: select 20 … Continue reading
Can one bottle a scorch image? Could similar technology be applied to the Shroud image (scorch or otherwise)?
It’s amazing, is it not, that despite the Shroud having been the subject of intensive study over several decades, albeit with limited samples, we still don’t have any real substantial information as to the nature of the image? At least … Continue reading
Charring, fluorescence and image-forming mechanisms. Beware Shroudology’s junk science and flawed logic…
Here’s what photographer- turned- self-styled scientist Barrie Schwortz, President of STERA (the so-called Shroud of Turin Education and Research Association Inc) wrote back in February this year in attempting to dismiss my scorch mechanism: “Every documented scorch on the Shroud … Continue reading
Sorry, Mr.Rogers (RIP), but you got it wrong about banding in the Shroud image ruling out linen modification
Quotation from Raymond Rogers’ 2004 (written one year before his demise): (Sorry, bad link: I’ve mislaid the correct one and will try to find it ASAP -since I too need it). My italics: “Where darker bands of yarn intersect image … Continue reading