If anything, I would think that would cast additional doubt on the shroud. However, I expect to see near hysterical denials that it is of Jesus Christ.What I find especially humorous is that many hysterical denials will come from Fundamentalists decrying “false idols”. just paint one side, hold up to the light, paint the other side. I expect to see near hysterical denials that it is of Jesus Christ.I’m not a physicist, but as I read the original article, I think it’s relatively neutral as to whether or not the shroud is genuine.
CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: The Shroud of Turin PBS “Secrets of the Dead” Buries the Truth About Turin Shroud You need to read more carefully, because on page 500-501 the authors state: “It should be noted that the image of the face, bs, is found in the same position as the corresponding one on the front, in all its detail, and on the same scale, with non-detectable relative rotation within the range of measurement uncertainty (3% for the scale factor, 3 degrees for relative rotations).”In other words, no significant difference in image position with respect to front and back surfaces. I guess you don’t want readers to see that your sources are an article that was written in 1908 and copyrighted in 1912, since superceded in the Catholic Encyclopedia in 1968 (still outdated but nowhere nearly as biased as the one YOU like to cite).
And that the other is to Joe Nickell, Ph D in Art and English, no science to his name, a professional “debunker” with a book to sell… Amusing that the “credulous” shroudie is the one providing technical analysis and scientific documentation, and the “realist” debunker must make do with sarcasm, innuendo and intentionally ignoring established facts…I would have said that it is extremely easy to make a fake with these features, since by the 21st c.
It is hard to imagine how this could be mechanically or artistically produced.
Shroudie The double superficiality of the frontal image of the Turin Shroud Giulio Fanti and Roberto Maggiolo Dipartimento di Ingegneria Meccanica, Università di Padova, Via Venezia 1, 35137 Padova, Italy E-mail: [email protected] 13 October 2003, accepted for publication 12 March 2004 Published 13 April 2004Abstract.
Their journal is an ethical journal of peer-reviewed scientific studies.
The Washington Times, BBC, the Observer, the Telegraph of London, ABC Australia, the Chicago Sun-Times and several outlets have picked up the story in the last few hours.If it is a genuine burial shroud of a 1st century victim of crucifixion, how is it that this piece of cloth survived the grave and was not ravaged by decomposition products? I suggest alternatively reading the stories in any of the various newspapers or for a clear concise explanation read first Chemistry of the Image and then Explanation of the Backside Image. 2014: It is my opinion that this is near-definitive evidence that the Shroud is genuine. No one has come up with anything remotely capable of explaining how a painter from the Middle Ages could have faked this kind of double image, or that needed this kind of enhancement to see.From the extract: “Photographs of the back surface of the Turin Shroud were analysed to verify the existence of a double body image of a man. The other remarkable features of the shroud were sufficient IMHO, but this seems to seal the case.Therefore, image processing, developed ad hoc, was necessary to highlight body features.This was based on convolution with Gaussian filters, summation of images, and filtering in spatial frequency by direct and inverse bidimensional Fourier transformations.I am not a physicist either, but I know what sort of scientist Fanti is and I know what sort of scientist Ray Roger, UCLA fellow and former head of the bomb explosives group for the Los Alamos Laboratory, is, and they agree emphatically that this rules out forgery or any form of artistic or crafty technique.