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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: Maillard reaction
Might those be flecks of congealed wheat gluten one sees on the Turin Shroud? Evidence for unique one-off white flour imprinting?
So what are those flecks (circled?). Read on for a possible answer, one that is TESTABLE, given (hopefully) cooperation from the Turin custodians and the Vatican. Late addition: here’s a ‘clean’ view of the lower half of the above field … Continue reading
Might flour-power have been used create the enigmatic “Shroud” of Turin body image? A retired FMBRA flour scientist says …
Back in January 2012 this investigator set out to model the Shroud of Turin body image, using known scientific principles. (He thinks he may have succeeded!) It was in response to the claim by Paolo Di Lazzaro and his … Continue reading
Quickie response to Thibault Heimburger re that 1949 Lea and Hannan paper on the casein-glucose Maillard reaction.
Hello again Thibault. To avoid any misunderstanding re your latest comment on The Other Site, let me tell you how I came to link the 1949 Lea and Hannan Biochim.Biophys.Acta paper with the claim that the rate of the casein-glucose … Continue reading
Response to Jos Verhulst: delving in the literature confirms my hunch that the Maillard browning reaction is EXQUISITELY sensitive to temperature – especially in the environmental range of interest to Shroudologists…
Here’s my immediate reaction to a generally supportive comment that appeared late yesterday from Jos Verhulst on the Other Site. (ed: I placed a link there to alert him, but it is no longer showing. Newsflash: In Despot Dan’s own … Continue reading
STURP’s Raymond N. Rogers, top-notch (?) thermochemist, appeared to have abandoned thermodynamics completely when he argued for that implausible Maillard reaction
Time and again we see a trotting out on The Other Site of some highly questionable thermochemistry that was first mooted by (none other than) STURP’s Raymond N.Rogers. (STURP for the uninitiated is/was the Shroud of Turin Research Project, mainly … 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