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A New Astonishing Phenomenon?

July 29, 2015

imageOne click away from the home page of the INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED STUDIES OF SPACE REPRESENTATION SCIENCES: Projective geometry, Descriptive geometry, Survey, Photogrammetry we find:

SHROUD: A NEW ASTONISHING PHENOMENON DISCOVERED IN THIS FIND

Photogrammetric restitution on the Shroud of Turin has revealed a previously unknown phenomenon that opens up new horizons for science.
The strength of this discovery is stressed by the fact that the geometrical data used for restitution can be verified with tools that are accessible to everyone.

Photogrammetric restitution on the Shroud of Turin has revealed a previously unknown phenomenon that opens up new horizons for science.
The strength of this discovery is stressed by the fact that the geometrical data used for restitution can be verified with tools that are accessible to everyone.

and a 53 minute YouTube:

Categories: Image Theory
  1. Sampath Fernando
    July 29, 2015 at 10:34 pm

    Thank you Dan for this amazing video. What a presentation. Oneday Science and Geometry will reveal more information of the image on the Shroud.

  2. daveb of wellington nz
    July 29, 2015 at 10:40 pm

    Historically, Academe has always had a problem in distinguishing brash young prodigies from the merely vociferously deluded. A particular case was that of Evariste Galois, a true genius who in his brief lifetime went unrecognised. He provided the foundations of Group Theory and proved the insolubility of the quintic by radicals. He was quite likely to throw inkwells at his less accomplished examiners and became heavily distracted by republican politics. Manoevered into a duel by monarchist schemers, he hastily scribbled his theory on Groups the night before he met his skilled marksman opponent, and was left to die on the field unaided at the young age of twenty.

    I am unable to categorise Guiseppe Catalano as to whether he is a geometrical prodigy or else merely deluded, but from what he writes on his site I’m inclined to suspect the latter. I hope I’m not doing him an injustice, but I don’t believe I have an hour to spare to check out the video to form a definite conclusion one way or the other.

  3. Hugh Farey
    July 30, 2015 at 3:58 am

    In keeping with my practice of allowing everybody their opportunity to explain their ideas without prejudice, I have watched the entire presentation carefully. It relies on a degree of pareidolia to which Allan Whanger could only aspire in his wildest dreams, entirely based on some extremely blurred versions of the Enrie negatives which are claimed to be “very high resolution scans.” The word “restitution,” and a possible way in which two similar images can be combined to extract information not obtainable from either individually is described, but not, in fact demonstrated, so that the various lines delineating the objects discovered on the body are not actually apparent in what we are shown. If there is any truth in these discoveries, a much clearer demonstration of how they were achieved will be necessary.

    Some researchers will be happy to accept all the pareidolia at face value, but we are next boldly informed that the body was lying face down on the Shroud, which will surely be a surprise to almost everybody. The justification for this is: “The position of the hair, the hollows of the face between the cheeks and mouth, the slope of the cloth from the right leg towards the left due to gravity, the position of the arms and wrists on a single plane and other details indicate that the force of gravity was towards the front of the body.” I don’t accept any of that at all, and could easily demonstrate the reverse.

    The rest of the video attempts to show that Jesus was buried wearing various garments and adorned with religious ornaments, which, during the course of the image-forming process, moved, producing successions of images of the same objects on the Shroud, rather like stroboscopic photos of objects in motion. None of the objects discovered by Allan Whanger and other pareidolists (flowers, titulus, crowns of thorns, spear heads, scourges, death certificates etc.) are observed at all, although a leafy headdress of Sarcopoterium spinosum, and various belts, chains and buckles are described in detail.

    As a bit of a side line it is revealed that the Sudarium of Oviedo, rather than being folded in two and wrapped around the face, was in fact folded into eighty layers and placed under the brow, thus holding the face slightly off the plane of the cloth. This is highly disputable.

    There are some ingenious descriptions of how double images of the hands could have resulted in the image that we all observe, although the details, again, rely on pareidolia of a fairly extreme kind.

    The video ends with a poorly argued attempt to explain how parallel radiation can emerge from a point source.

    The “International Institute for Advanced Studies of Spacial Representation Sciences” appears to be a one-man-band consisting exclusively of Giuseppe Maria Catalano. It has, however, been operating for several years, and Catalano’s book “Sindone; il Ritorno alla Vita” was briefly mentioned here a couple of years ago, when Emanuela Marrinelli dismissed it as fantasy.

  4. Sampath Fernando
    July 30, 2015 at 7:08 pm

    I like his hypothesis on hand movements during resurrection

  5. December 9, 2015 at 9:36 am

    I agree with Hugh Farey. Also the idea that the body is lying face down can’t sustain (the big blood line on the back) and all these objects really looks like pareidolia. Maybe there’s some good ideas and we have to look very carefully, but I wonder if it is worthwhile to make such a effort. I tried to find more documents but I couldn’t.

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