imageStephen Jones has done a fine job of starting to answer a question from Jeffrey Liss posed to Stephen:

"One question for you, though. I am curious why you prefer Barbet’s research to that of Zugibe. My recollection is that they reach different conclusions as to placement of the nails and cause of death."

The answer is incomplete, so far. Stephen tells us that he will add to his answer in a forthcoming part. "Why I prefer Barbet’s hypotheses over Zugibe’s: 2) The thumbs are not visible because of damage to the hand’s median nerve". I’ll keep an eye out for it.

But why wait. This is worth reading. Lots of quotations and useful diagrams.

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