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Is the Shroud of Turin really just 18 years short of its 2000th birthday? SEE THIS BLOG FOR A DAILY ACERBIC OVERVIEW OF CURRENT WRANGLING (currently 2015, now Week 35)

Topic 8: This one is about the subtelty of the image formed on linen using my latest flour-imprinting technique, i.e. dry flour onto wet linen, followed by brief oven roasting to bring up the orange-brown image, followed by washing with … Continue reading

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Why is the Shroud image so superficial? More on the ongoing battle between science and pseudoscience.

Let’s start with a quick botany lesson (apologies to those who already know what I’m about to say). On the right is a  3D model I’ve made of the typical young plant cell, before it has acquired a secondary cell … Continue reading

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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

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Response to a confontational question on shroudstory.com from “anonymous” re modelling of the Shroud image.

From:  “Anonymous” January 27, 2014 at 11:42 am | #19 “Question for Colin Berry: How in the world the same exact source of heat (with pretty much the same intensity) could only color the first fiber at the top surface … Continue reading

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Time maybe to re-think the received wisdom about the entire Shroud image being “highly superficial”?

Stop press: this posting of mine, probably the last for a while, possibly the VERY LAST, unless or until the Shroudosphere sees a major significant new development,  has been described on The Other Site as a  “better posting, perhaps his … Continue reading

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Time maybe for a radical re-jigging of the scorch model – and of the alleged superficiality of the Shroud image too?

I’ve been exchanging emails with Hugh Farey recently. He’s been sending some impressive photographs of linen fibres,  before and after scorching. There’s currently the  beginnings of an exchange of views on the importance or otherwise of the primary cell wall … Continue reading

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