Tag Archives: fluorescence

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).

  OK, so the 1981 STURP summary did not describe the enigmatic image of the Man on the Turin Shroud as a “scorch”. The term “scorch” appeared nowhere, and this investigator no longer uses that term anyway, for reasons that … Continue reading

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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

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The jerk replies…

Don’t you just love those posts on The Other Site that start with:   “A reader writes”,  allowing someone to get in a few backbiting remarks behind a veil of anonymity?  Here’s the latest in the genre:   “Does Colin Berry … Continue reading

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If the Turin Shroud is just a heat scorch, then why does it not fluoresce under uv light? (The late Ray Rogers provides a possible answer).

Yup, each time I suggest that the Shroud of Turin is a heat scorch on linen, I get the same quickfire response from one or other Godfather of Shroudology.  Paraphrased: “Nope, you are entirely mistaken, you upstart you. We looked … Continue reading

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