Junk Science Warning: New Shroud of Turin 3D Web Site

We are referring here to some 3D work done on the Shroud of Turin images that is dubious. Unfortunately it is being widely displayed in some churches.

The pastor of a large parish in New Orleans wrote to me by email:

I think this new 3D image is the most convincing scientific evidence yet for arguing that the shroud is authentic.”

image I strongly disagree. The pastor is referring to the red-cyan anaglyph image of the Shroud that you can see only with red and cyan 3D glasses. Personally, I feel that this is a work of art, an artist’s impression of what Jesus may have looked like, expressed in 3D. It doesn’t prove anything any more than the animated 3D movie, “Barbie and the Magic of Pegasus”  proves that horses can fly.

. . . Don’t get me wrong. There is 3D data in the Shroud’s images. It is the most important quality for knowing that these are not images formed by reflected light as a painter would envision or a camera would capture a human form. The 3D data is a quality that must be accounted for in any hypothesis attempting to explain how the images were formed, be it miraculously, naturally, by fakery or even as honest art. Indeed, this quality, treated scientifically without various forms of electronic manipulation, sooner or later, may suggest how the images were formed.

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5 Responses to Junk Science Warning: New Shroud of Turin 3D Web Site

  1. I think the Shroud of Turin may have been made by some sort of radiation from a statue of Jesus, with human blood added later. Why has no one considered that possibility?

    • Flagrum3 says:

      It has, and has been proved improbable, because there is no image below the blood stains.It would be near impossible for any srtist to use this method.


  2. Chidambaram Ramesh says:


    I have just released a new book titled, THE SHROUD OF TURIN
    An Imprint of the Soul, Apparition or Quantum Bio-Hologram by Chidambaram Ramesh.You can find more information about it http://www.dogearsetc.com/mainpage.jsp?type=2&id=36728.

    The book Advocates the Quantum Bio-Holographic idea for the first time to explain the miraculous image on the Turin Shroud.


  3. Thanks for the explanation.

    Since Chidambaram mentioned a book I hope you’ll excuse me for mentioning my own. The Peril of the Sinister Scientist is a novel for kids about a boy who thinks he was cloned from the blood on the Shroud of Turin.

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