imageColin Berry writes, The Turin Shroud Man IS a scorchograph – and I challenge anyone to prove otherwise…:

I challenge anyone out there – in the world of science and/or the blogosphere – Dr.Di Lazzaro and his ENSA colleagues (with their busted flush radiation model), Dan Porter, Barrie Schwortz  etc. etc.-  to prove me wrong. But please read the preceding post before rattling off those same old checklists …

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PS: at the risk of appearing immodest (a pointless attribute with which I have rarely been afflicted) I believe this to be the first time that a piece of start-to-finish scientific research has been reported in real-time on the internet, encompassing the postings on my new site here, and the 20 or so previous ones on my science buzz site (see side bar).

We have so many hypotheses from Corona Discharge to photographs directly on linen to reverse bleaching to acid etched fibrils by people who are convinced they are right. It helps if one can ignore checklists, or facts and observations as scientists tend to call such things. He seems to be mostly guessing.

Bertrand Russell comes to mind:

If I were to suggest that between the Earth and Mars there is a china teapot revolving about the sun in an elliptical orbit, nobody would be able to disprove my assertion provided I were careful to add that the teapot is too small to be revealed even by our most powerful telescopes. But if I were to go on to say that, since my assertion cannot be disproved, it is intolerable presumption on the part of human reason to doubt it, I should rightly be thought to be talking nonsense.

No, I don’t need to prove Colin wrong. Why should I not instead declare the image a miracle and challenge Colin to prove me wrong.