Monthly Archives: December 2013

Five technical and long-winded reasons why Barrie Schwortz should stop claiming that bilirubin is the clincher (pithier ones can come later once the media are involved).

1. Alan Adler and John Heller did NOT make a positive identification of bilirubin. Chemical spot tests, or weak fluorescence under uv, do not constitute a positive identification. 2. Technology then available to them in the late 70s was perfectly … Continue reading

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The latest attempt on to put words into other people’s mouths, words they have not used…

The title is a reference to the posting that has just appeared on from Kelly Kearse PhD, immunologist, someone I was quick to praise when he summarised the difficulties of applying ABO blood grouping to Shroud bloodstains. To say … Continue reading

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