Paper Chase (NEW): The Shroud: A Critical Summary of Observations, Data and Hypotheses

As Gabriel recently noted in a comment: The Colorado center has just made public http://www.shroudofturin.com/shroud.html a very interesting document ” The Shroud A Critical Summary of Observations, Data and Hypotheses ” with many of the things we customarily discuss in this blog. Here is what the Turin Shroud Center of Colorado is reporting: The Shroud: … Continue reading “Paper Chase (NEW): The Shroud: A Critical Summary of Observations, Data and Hypotheses”

Available: Critical Summary Version 3.0

A Critical Summary of Observations, Data and Hypotheses  by Bob Siefker, Keith Propp, Dave Fornof, Ares Koumis, Rebecca Jackson and John Jackson. Click on the image to the right or type …  http://goo.gl/RsVUaa  … to download a copy.  This is big and may be slow so I suggest saving the PDF on your own computer’s … Continue reading “Available: Critical Summary Version 3.0”

Coming Soon from Colorado: Critical Summary 3.0

Maybe this time we should crawl through the document, item by item, day by day, pointing back in some cases to discussions we have already had like questioning the validity of the VP8 results, and passing along some suggestions for Version 4.0 someday. I’m hearing that we should see an updated version of A Critical … Continue reading “Coming Soon from Colorado: Critical Summary 3.0”

Should we be rethinking the VP8 and 3D images?

Todd, a reader of this blog, just yesterday posted the following quotation from Peter Schumacher. It’s from a 1999 paper by Pete entitled Photogrammetric Responses From The Shroud of Turin. The Shroud of Turin induces a [3D] result through photographic imaging that is unique, compared to all other photographic results taken from other objects of … Continue reading “Should we be rethinking the VP8 and 3D images?”

Anticipating the Conference: Robert Siefker on Observations, Data and Hypotheses

Robert Siefker  |  12-Oct-2014  |  11:00-11:30 am THE SHROUD: A CRITICAL SUMMARY OF OBSERVATIONS, DATA AND HYPOTHESES VERSION 2.0 In 2013 The Shroud Center of Colorado (TSC) posted Version 1 of a new document on its website entitled The Shroud: A Critical Summary of Observations, Data and Hypotheses.  Version 2, including updates to exiting materials … Continue reading “Anticipating the Conference: Robert Siefker on Observations, Data and Hypotheses”

One Handed Clapping for Colin Berry’s Criticism of the Colorado Paper

A reader writes: I just finished reading Dr. Colin Berry’s criticism of the Shroud Center of Colorado and the paper it just published entitled, “The Shroud: A Critical Summary of Observations, Data and Hypotheses,” by Robert W. Siefker and Daniel S. Spicer. With one hand held behind my back I applaud Dr. Berry. Had he … Continue reading “One Handed Clapping for Colin Berry’s Criticism of the Colorado Paper”

Gripping Comment Promoted thus expanding Teaser of the Day #2

After I partially quoted a comment by Hugh Farey in the previous posting, he commented thus: “The rest of my comment is a gripping read too….” Gripping? Well . . .  Thanks for the laugh. But the comment, in its entirety, is completely worth reading if you missed it the first time around. And so … Continue reading “Gripping Comment Promoted thus expanding Teaser of the Day #2”

Teaser of the Day: Front and back images show almost the same color intensity. Or do they?

UPDATE: Hugh Farey sent a couple of screen scrapes from Shroudscope that may help some of see the similarity. They are beneath the fold below. What is right or wrong with this material from page 9 of The Shroud A Critical Summary of Observations, Data and Hypotheses, by Robert W. Siefker and Daniel S. Spicer. … Continue reading “Teaser of the Day: Front and back images show almost the same color intensity. Or do they?”

St. Louis Videos

Russ Breault tells us on his Shroud University website: Experts from around the world met in St. Louis, MO for the first US conference on the Shroud of Turin since 2008. Here are over 40 papers covering aspects of science, medicine, art and history. Hear and see the latest research in streaming video. The following … Continue reading “St. Louis Videos”

In the Belly of the Beast

I was reminded during Bob Siefker’s presentation in St. Louis that John Jackson and the other authors of A Critical Summary of Observations, Data and Hypotheses – Version 2.1 assign significant importance to the raking light photographs of the shroud. So do I, but far less so. To my way of thinking: the cloth was … Continue reading “In the Belly of the Beast”

Déjà vu Squared

A reader of this blog who was in St. Louis on Sunday morning to hear Bob Siefker emailed me: You didn’t provide a link to the [Critical Summary]. Nor did the conference site. I was able to find it by entering “google jackson shroud center.” Oops! Here it is: A Critical Summary of Observations, Data … Continue reading “Déjà vu Squared”

The Conference Is Over

Stuck at Chicago O’Hare. Next, some sleep The last presentation was Robert Siefker’s excellent explanation of The Shroud: A Critical Summary Of Observations, Data And Hypotheses Version 2.0, a document published by the Turin Shroud Center of Colorado headed up by John Jackson. More on this shortly in another posting. It was a good conference. … Continue reading “The Conference Is Over”

A Guest Posting by O.K.

The star with a strange light curve, the aliens, the Shroud of Turin and Resurrection theories about it’s image formations O.K. Abstract Some reflections about natural and extraordinary (miraculous) explanations about the Shroud’s image formation, with comparison to extraordinary claims regarding other sciences (here: astronomy). For some time there is a great hype in the … Continue reading “A Guest Posting by O.K.”

Dan Spicer: We have a simple explanation.

In response to A Critical Summary 3.0 Discussion: One Very Smart Bartender, Dan Spicer writes: Look at p. 14 in our paper from St. Louis. We have a simple explanation. That would be Electric Charge Separation as the Mechanism for Image Formation on the Shroud of Turin: A Natural Mechanism by D.S. Spicer and E … Continue reading “Dan Spicer: We have a simple explanation.”

This may be the biggest mystery of all?

A reader, who is a computer graphics expert, writes: Has anyone ever attempted to create a graph of measured distance between points on a three-dimensional human form (or just a head) and an abstract surface or hypothetical plane using gray-scale tones or luma to represent the data? In other words has anyone produced a heightmap? … Continue reading “This may be the biggest mystery of all?”

Reader: Has Jackson come to realize this?

A reader writes: Picking up on another discussion elsewhere on the internet, my wife and I are thinking, it seems to us that if Jesus’ body had been unwrapped by a person or himself we would not be able to detect this easily on the shroud some 2000 years later. We have often heard that … Continue reading “Reader: Has Jackson come to realize this?”

Topic of the Day (#8): The body image disappears at a distance

What should we think about this material from The Shroud: A Critical Summary of Observations, Data and Hypotheses, by Robert W. Siefker and Daniel S. Spicer. Table I, Item 6.0: The body image has a resolution of 4.9±0.5mm but no well-defined contours. This means that that human details such as the nose, lips, and beard … Continue reading “Topic of the Day (#8): The body image disappears at a distance”

Topic of the Day (#7): Vertical Mapping of a Human Form

What do we think about this material from The Shroud: A Critical Summary of Observations, Data and Hypotheses, by Robert W. Siefker and Daniel S. Spicer. Table I, Item 5.2: There is no image of the top of the head or of the sides of the body. Scored: Established Comment: If there were side images … Continue reading “Topic of the Day (#7): Vertical Mapping of a Human Form”

Teaser of the Day (#6): There are no stars in the sky

What is right or wrong with this material from The Shroud: A Critical Summary of Observations, Data and Hypotheses, by Robert W. Siefker and Daniel S. Spicer. Table I, Item 5.1: Compared to the frontal image, there is no double superficiality of the dorsal or back image. Scored: Established Comment: An image formation hypothesis that … Continue reading “Teaser of the Day (#6): There are no stars in the sky”

Teaser of the Day (#5): Double Superficiality Expialidocious

What is right or wrong with this material from page 9 of The Shroud: A Critical Summary of Observations, Data and Hypotheses, by Robert W. Siefker and Daniel S. Spicer. Table I, Item 5.0: The front image, at least in correspondence of the face, is doubly superficial. This means that the 0.34-mm thick fabric presents … Continue reading “Teaser of the Day (#5): Double Superficiality Expialidocious”