Yannick Clément writes as a comment to Press Release: The Institute on Religion and Science of the Regina Apostolorum on the Shroud of Turin « Shroud of Turin Blog:
Interesting news. I just hope M. Di Lazarro will be kind enough (and honest enough) to expose, along with supernatural hypothesis, like flash of light or energetic discharge coming from a corpse, other natural hypothesis like the Maillard reaction or the Volkringer pattern… Unfortunately, those natural hypothesis (who have not been tested that much) don’t seem to have to favor of many researchers these days. Maybe it’s because they are not spectacular enough for a supposed shroud of Christ ??? That’s what I think.
Well, at least we can mention it here. I really miss Rogers. For starters, everyone should read: “THE SHROUD OF TURIN: AN AMINO-CARBONYL REACTION (MAILLARD REACTION) MAY EXPLAIN THE IMAGE FORMATION” by Raymond N. Rogers & Anna Arnoldi.
And I hope that at least one researcher is going to mention Fazio’s last article , accepted for publication in Radiocarbon Effects and Defects in Solid (April 2011) : “Stochastic distribution of the fibrils that yielded the Shroud of Turin body image”
Abstract : The fibrils that yielded the Shroud body image show a stochastic distribution on the Linen of Turin. In fact, the probability of a fibril yellowing is a function of the energy, while this is not the case for the optical density value. This means that the above image is a latent image. We suggest thermal radiation or low-temperature chemical processes as possible natural energy sources to explain, by stochastic effects, the Shroud body image formation. Unfortunately, due to the nature of the phenomenon, we are not able to extract the energy source.
Edit : it’s “Radiation Effects and Defects in Solids” and not “Radiocarbon Effects…”
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