Author Archives: Colin Berry

About Colin Berry

Retired science bod, previous research interests: phototherapy of neonatal jaundice, membrane influences on microsomal UDP-glucuronyltransferase, defective bilirubin and xenobiotic conjugation and hepatic excretion, dietary fibre and resistant starch.

In photos – 10 simple steps for reproducing a Turin Shroud-like image

Hello again. It’s almost  3 years since I last posted to this site. It was set up in March 2012, shortly after I set out to discover means by which the Turin Shroud’s ‘enigmatic’ body image could or might have … Continue reading

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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 shroudstory.com 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 shroudstory.com 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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Stop press: here’s the latest example of Shroudie tunnel vision

Here’s a comment that I have just posted to Dan Porter’s shroudofturin.wordpress site . The image to which it refers is shown at the end of the posting. Do you see the Shroud of Turin in that picture?  Think again, … Continue reading

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Preliminary opinion on that Pray Codex, aka Hungarian Pray Manuscript (the one that is supposed to show the Shroud of Turin)

This is a quickie post, in response to yet another debate (or “wrangle”)  over that Hungarian Pray Codex, and whether or not it shows the Shroud of Turin (complete we are told with L-shaped poker holes). I’ve already pointed out … Continue reading

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A “Johnny Come Lately’s” eighteen stumbles in Shroud research, all in the space of four months

Please note: this is not my major “Shroudie” site. See also this one, more scientific, less argumentative… I’ve been described today on that increasingly vituperative Other Site  of being a “Johnny come lately”,  of  “stumbling” on account of inadequate knowledge … Continue reading

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A retired science bod’s response to David Rolfe and his 7 point Valencia must-do list for scientists who ‘wish to claim scientific credentials’…

Please note: this is not my major “Shroudie” site. See also this one, more scientific, less argumentative… Foreword: this post replaces a brief one I posted yesterday, written in haste as a first reaction to David Rolfe’s control freakery, his … Continue reading

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