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Shroudie-Alert: Day 4. Mainly about the Lirey badge, the Cluny Museum, Pope Benedict XVI and the remarkable staying power of junk science…

# 21:00:  I used to have so much respect for research immunologist-now-turned school science teacher Kelly Kearse – especially his ability to explain complex issues, like the evidence for and against the TS blood being Type AB. Back in October … Continue reading

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OK, so there is bilirubin in the Shroud bloodstains (or so we are told). But how much precisely?

Important update: Thursday 25th October:  This comment  appeared a short while ago from the formidable Kelly Kearse ( amusingly self-styled “card-carrying immunologist”) on Daniel Porter’s shroudstory.com site: Click on the #1 (blue) link below to see just the comment: I … Continue reading

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Yet more ‘Fanti-sy’ from Fanti, Faccini et al, this time on the spear so-called “wound”…

Here is a screen grab from a fairly recent (2008) review by Faccini, Fanti  et al.(pdf), the first two of whom I have strongly criticized previously for making extraordinary unsupported claims re scourge marks on the Shroud. (I’ve since been … Continue reading

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Shroud Scope 5: now for a more down-to-earth interpretation of those hands than the one supplied by those wacky Shroudologists.

Here’s a picture that currently adorns another site. Its file name is “thumb” so its provenance is clear. It is “a UV photo of the hands region on the Shroud …  taken in 1978 by Vern Miller of STURP” It’s … Continue reading

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Shroud Scope 3: Now let’s take a closer look at the wrist – the one with the bloodstain and, supposedly, an underlying nail wound.

Is it my imagination, or is there one stain (plum coloured) overlaid on another – the latter more the more typical sepia colour of the Shroud image generally, i.e. of body anatomy as distinct from shed blood…  Is there a … Continue reading

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Comparison of Lirey Badge (Cluny medal) depicting the Shroud of Turin in the14th century with the 1865 Forgeais drawing – for open discussion

1. The crucial difference, apart from the face which I mentioned yesterday (with or without the Jesus-identifying long hair, beard and moustache, is that “chain”  (if indeed that is what it is) that spans the waist region. One the Badge … Continue reading

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