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Is The Shroud of Turin
Authentic? Or is it a forgery?
Duane C on 8/16/19:
This is a thorough write up, but unless I missed it, I don't think you
covered one of the most convincing evidences for authenticity for the
Shroud produced by supporters. That being the alleged 3D information
embedded in the Shroud. Documentaries such as "Behold the Man: The
Shroud of Turin", (TBN Documentary, 1985) claim there is 3D info
embedded in the shroud which produces a real 3D image of the face (and I
believe the entire body) when analyzed by NASA's VP-8 image analyzer. 3D
information is not contained in 2D images when analyzed by the VP-8.
Thus the claim is that the resurrection somehow embedded the information
in the Shroud. It's also claimed we have no idea how a medieval forgery
could have embedded such 3D info. Can you comment?
Matthew Cserhati August 17th, 2019:
Thanks for your question. Think about how a Mercator projection is
created by placing a globe inside a cylinder of paper and then
projecting the three-dimensional globe onto the paper. This creates a
two-dimensional map when the cylinder is unrolled and flattened out. We
see every single continent on such a projection, but the northern-most
and southern-most areas are stretched and distorted. If a cloth was
draped over a face, which is more or less cylindrical in shape, there
would be a similar stretching, but instead of north and south, the
distortion would be left-to-right when the sheet was flattened. If any
kind of "three-dimensional information" was embedded into the Shroud,
we'd have to see the sides of Jesus' head. Where are His ears? Instead,
the image of the man in the Shroud looks like a two-dimensional painting
of a face-on view of a man. Thus, the image could not have been produced
by any draping or wrapping of the cloth around a face. The body-portion
of the image has similar problems for the "3D" hypothesis, but the face
is most obvious.
Evidence for article:
Is the Shroud of Turin Authentic - The Unconsidered Evidence
Comments on article:
Matthew Cserhati and Rob Carter, "Is The Shroud of Turin Authentic?
Or is it a forgery?", CMI,
16 August 2019,