Oy vey! We’ve got a problem?

A reader writes: Greetings, Mr. Porter, I just read your piece  [Pictures of the Day] … Standing room only for talk by Barrie Schwortz at Jalsa Salana United Kingdom yesterday…. I would like to give some input, and perhaps you’ll have some answers.  The question of how the images, on both the ventral and dorsal … Continue reading “Oy vey! We’ve got a problem?”

Swipe of the Day

Take that, Charles Freeman From Colin Berry’s posting entitled, The Turin so-called Shroud: stunningly successful realization of a 14th century thought experiment? Colin’s caption: Notre Dame Cathedral Paris, built 1163-1345. That’s just the inside. One wonders how the unsophisticated  medieval mind as portrayed by Charles Freeman, so easily confused we’re told between one image and … Continue reading “Swipe of the Day”

Extreme Blogging

“ENEA, effectively demonstrated, by "the scientific method," the miracle of the Resurrection of Christ!” “if it’s possible to reproduce the ‘look’ of that image, with its imprint features, then it almost certainly IS an imprint.” Two blogs. Two image hypotheses. Two crash-cymbal conclusions just this week past: FIRST from Colin Berry’s blog posting That Man … Continue reading “Extreme Blogging”

I think HE sees?

Just in case you were wondering about the Machy mould being discussed in The Conspiracy of the Faux-Sweat Imprint, here is some more information. These images,above, are  from Colin Berry’s blog (in fact we are looking at them there through something of a wormhole in the way you can structure things on the web). Tell … Continue reading “I think HE sees?”

Hello Mr. Zias

A Guest Posting by Yannick Clément An Exchange of Emails with Joe Zias (Wikipedia Entry) Hello everyone! Here, I would simply like to share some precious and very pertinent informations I got from a real expert in ancient Jewish burial rituals who’s name is Joe Zias. Mr. Zias [Pictured]  is a well-known and well-respected Jewish … Continue reading “Hello Mr. Zias”

A Bold Conclusion: the Blood, the Image, the Man

That conclusion begins: The present analysis of available scientific data obtained from the Shroud of Turin and the results of a few experiments allow the conclusion that the best explanation, and a consistent one, for the peculiar pinkish redness of the bloodstains on the Shroud is that authentic acid blood of a dead crucified person … Continue reading “A Bold Conclusion: the Blood, the Image, the Man”

A Defense of Ray Rogers on the Image at the Thread and Fiber Level

“ . . . Direct comparison between image and non-image parts of the Shroud show exactly the same amounts and types of radiation damage in the two types of areas. This suggests that the image was not produced by any mechanism that involved heat, light, or ionizing radiation.”  — Raymond Rogers A Guest Posting by … Continue reading “A Defense of Ray Rogers on the Image at the Thread and Fiber Level”

The Colin Berry Dislocated Shoulder Theory

Colin Berry writes on his Science Buzz blog, Suddenly, it’s discovered that one of "Jesus’s" arms on the Turin Shroud is dislocated. Now there’s a surprise. Colin even touches on the possibility that a suggestion by him led to the dislocation theory: Alternative narrative? This blogger suggested many moons ago that the TS image was … Continue reading “The Colin Berry Dislocated Shoulder Theory”

Comment Promoted: Another hypothesis about the image formation

Tristan Casabianca writes in a comment: Another hypothesis about the image formation process has just been published in a peer-reviewed journal : Forensic Science, Medicine and Pathology : Tattoli, Tsokos, Buschmann, “Could the Shroud of Turin be an effect of post-mortem changes?” You can have a free access to the first two pages. http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12024-014-9547-6#page-1 (parental … Continue reading “Comment Promoted: Another hypothesis about the image formation”

Concerning the absence of an image of the top of the head on the Shroud of Turin and the possible presence of blood in this area

A Guest Posting by Yannick Clément First, I would like to address the question of the possible presence of blood in the area located between the 2 head images on the Shroud. This has recently been asked by a blogger and it’s an interesting question. On that subject, here’s what can we find about that … Continue reading “Concerning the absence of an image of the top of the head on the Shroud of Turin and the possible presence of blood in this area”

Thoughts on the newly published paper by Ray Rogers (REVISED)

The following is a REVISED guest posting by Yannick Clément, a regular commenter on this blog.   I would like to express some thoughts about the « new » paper from Rogers that was recently published on Barrie Schwortz’s website. Here they are: 1- On the contrary to many Shroud researchers who have proposed in … Continue reading “Thoughts on the newly published paper by Ray Rogers (REVISED)”

Guest Posting: Challenging Frederick Zugibe on Washing of the Body

Guest posting by Yannick Clément Hi folks! In a recent post, I brought in a new and, I believe, very strong argument that goes against the hypothesis developed by Doctor Frederick Zugibe who claim that a partial washing of the body prior to the deposit of the body inside the Shroud was responsible for the … Continue reading “Guest Posting: Challenging Frederick Zugibe on Washing of the Body”

Blood Clotting and the Strange Case of Brother Hirudo

– A special posting by Kelly Kearse –     The idea has been proposed that the bloodstains on the Shroud of Turin are the result of application of the blood meals of the medicinal leech, Hirudo Medicinalis, using a felt-tipped pouch. The identity of this illusory forger remains unknown, but has been suggested to … Continue reading “Blood Clotting and the Strange Case of Brother Hirudo”

On the Topic of Bloodstains: Picking up Threads of Useful Discussion

In one thread of discussion, Hugh Farey questions much of the correctness of Stephen Jones’ summary of the bloodstains on his shroud blog: Bloodstains. As usual, the “obvious” turns out to be almost the exact opposite. While few (perhaps none) of Stephen Jones’s observations are incontrovertibly incorrect, even fewer (perhaps all) are utterly unchallengeable. Let’s … Continue reading “On the Topic of Bloodstains: Picking up Threads of Useful Discussion”

History Remembered: The First International Conference on the Deliverance of Jesus Christ from the Cross

Zia H. Shah, today, in The Muslim Times blog reports on some history from 1978, the year of STURP: Held at the Commonwealth Institute Kensington High Street, Kensington, London On June 2nd through 4th, 1978 The First International Conference on the Deliverance of Jesus Christ from the Cross attracted more than 1,500 researchers from all … Continue reading “History Remembered: The First International Conference on the Deliverance of Jesus Christ from the Cross”

Is the Shroud of Turin a Fake?

Russ Breault writes: There have been numerous attempts to replicate the Shroud. Another one was announced recently by an Italian scientist presenting at a paranormal conference. It appears to be just the latest version of many such attempts and was funded by the Italian Association of Atheists and Agnostics. As of this writing all the … Continue reading “Is the Shroud of Turin a Fake?”

Stephen Jones’ Take on the Garlaschelli Fake

Stephen Jones at The Shroud of Turin blog has offered us a compelling analysis of the dust up over the latest attempt to reproduce the Shroud of Turin and try to argue from that effort that the Shroud is a fake. This latest attempt is by Luigi Garlaschelli, a Researcher in Organic Chemistry, University of … Continue reading “Stephen Jones’ Take on the Garlaschelli Fake”