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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: fibres
Does the cotton contamination affect a much bigger area of the Turin Shroud than first thought (say 4.4 x 1.1m)?
Here’s a comment I posted half an hour ago to Dan Porter’s shroudstory.com site: October 22, 2013 at 2:15 am | #44 Quote Cotton is now the fashionable marker for modern(ish) C-14 contamination, it would seem, but if I’m not … Continue reading
It would seem that those linen fibre nodes, aka dislocations, are prime targets for a thermal imprint from a hot template (“scorch mark”)
Updated at 18:20 Wed – see my email reply to Hugh Farey at the end. I made a brief mention of linen fibre nodes, aka dislocations, in a recent post. It is those dislocations that give linen threads their distinctive … Continue reading
Raymond N Rogers: STURP supremo chemist (RIP) who sadly lost the plot (due to an apparent blind spot, it would seem, for those ultra-thin and highly superficial primary cell walls of flax and linen fibres).
The original introduction here, setting out my strategy for dealing for Ray Rogers’ formidable set of FAQs has now been deleted as being ‘past their sell-by-date’. It is now 16:40, Wednesday 9th Jan, all the major points of contention (and … Continue reading
The Shroud of Turin – let’s focus on that hemicellulose coating on the linen fibres … It could explain a great deal
Yes, hemicellulose is, I now believe, the answer. Each fibre in the yarn, or which there are reckoned to be some 200 per thread, comprises a core of physically and chemically resistant cellulose microfibrils, and the entire assembly is then … Continue reading