Friday, September 7, 2018

"Editorial and Contents," Shroud of Turin News, August 2018

Shroud of Turin News - August 2018
© Stephen E. Jones
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This is the "Editorial and Contents," part #1, of the August 2018 issue of my Shroud of Turin News. I have listed below linked news articles about the Shroud in August as a service to readers, without necessarily endorsing any of them.

Contents:
• "Turin shroud isn't a fake, insist experts prior to major Islam convention," Daily Express, 2 August 2018, Ciaran McGrath.
• "Turin Shroud: Believers hit back in almighty row over whether famous piece of cloth really did contain Jesus' body," The Independent, 3 August 2018, Adam Lusher Hampshire
• "Turin Shroud the truth: Jesus Christ or not, the man suffered extreme torture says study," Daily Express, 7 August 2018, Paul Baldwin.
• "Turin Shroud close encounter for 2,500," ANSA, 10 August 2018.

Editorial
Rex Morgan's Shroud News: My scanning and word-processing of the 118 issues of Rex Morgan's Shroud News, provided by Ian Wilson, and emailing them to Barrie Schwortz, for him to convert to PDFs and add to his online Shroud News archive, continued in August up to issue #108, June 1998 [Right (enlarge).], i.e ~92% completed. Issues in the archive are still up to #100, February 1997.

Obituary Paul C. Maloney (April 9, 1936 - August 27, 2018). I have split off Paul Maloney's obituary to a separate post.

Media release: In August I continued working on a word-processed version of my media release outlining my hacker theory, which I intend to email to news outlets in anticipation of an upsurge of media interest in the Shroud's radiocarbon dating as the 30th anniversary draws near of the announcement on 13 October 1988 [see 23Jul15] that the Shroud's radiocarbon date was "1260-1390". However, it grew too long, so in September I started working on a shorter version on it.

Posts: In August I blogged 7 new posts (latest uppermost): "`Poker holes' #29: Other marks and images: The evidence is overwhelming that the Turin Shroud is authentic!" -21st; "Date index 2012: The Shroud of Turin blog" - 20th; "My critique of Borrini, M. & Garlaschelli, L., 2018, "A BPA Approach to the Shroud of Turin," Journal of Forensic Sciences, 10 July" - 13th; "Date index 2011: The Shroud of Turin blog" - 12th; "3 July 1988: On this day 30 years ago in the radiocarbon dating of the Turin Shroud" - 6th; "Date index 2010: The Shroud of Turin blog" - and "`Editorial and Contents,' Shroud of Turin News, July 2018" - 4th.

Updates There were no significant updates in the background of past post(s) in August.

Comments: In August, as in July and in June, there were no comments! I have just now (9 September 2018) discovered that Blogger has not been notifying me by email of comments and therefore I have a backlog of 37 of them! I will start publishing those that I consider worth replying to from the most recent backwards. To save commenters the trouble of continually checking if I have answered their comments, I will notify when I have answered a comment under the heading "Comments" in subsequent Shroud of Turin News "Editorial and Contents" posts. I have since deleted my email address, waited several hours, and entered it again, after which I received a message from Blogger that I would start receiving email notifications of comments again. And a few hours later I did receive an email notification of a comment proving Blogger's email notification of comments is working again!

My radiocarbon dating hacker theory: As can be seen above, I blogged only one post about my hacker theory: "3 July 1988: On this day 30 years ago in the radiocarbon dating of the Turin Shroud."

My book: In August, I continued making good progress in writing a dot-point outline of my book, "Shroud of Turin: The Burial Sheet of Jesus!" (see 09May17, 06Jul17 and 04Aug18).

Pageviews: At midnight on 31 August 2018, Google Analytics [Below (enlarge)] gave this blog's "Pageviews all time history" as 940,492. This compares with 777,560 (up 162,932 or 20.9%) from the same time in August 2017. It also gave the most viewed posts for the month (highest uppermost) as: "Re: Shroud blood ... types as AB ... aged blood always types as AB, so the significance of this ... is unclear," Mar 18, 2011 - 87; "John P. Jackson, `An Unconventional Hypothesis to Explain all Image Characteristics Found on the Shroud Image' (1991)," Aug 13, 2017 - 69, Jan 18, 2012 - 74; "My critique of Borrini, M. & Garlaschelli, L., 2018, `A BPA Approach to the Shroud of Turin,' Journal of Forensic Sciences, 10 July", Aug 13, 2018 - 72; "Introduction to my The Shroud of Turin (TSoT) blog!," Jun 30, 2007 - 69 and "The Shroud of Turin: 3.5. The man on the Shroud and Jesus were crowned with thorns," Sep 8, 2013 - 61

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Posted: 7 September 2018. Updated: 10 September 2018.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Well I will certainly purchase your book when it finally comes out. I mean I come on your website on a near daily basis (perhaps not 365 days per year , but very close) and read what you have to say, so I guess that the least that I can do is to buy your book.

Stephen E. Jones said...

Anonymous

>Well I will certainly purchase your book when it finally comes out. I mean I come on your website on a near daily basis (perhaps not 365 days per year , but very close) and read what you have to say, so I guess that the least that I can do is to buy your book

Thanks.

See above that I only about an hour ago discovered that Blogger is not notifying me by email of comments awaiting moderation. Yours is the first comment I have since published.

I will publish other comments that are worth publishing, from the most recent (which yours was) backwards.

Stephen E. Jones
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MY POLICIES. Comments are moderated. Those I consider off-topic, offensive or sub-standard will not appear. Except that comments under my current post can be on any one Shroud-related topic without being off-topic. To avoid time-wasting debate I normally allow only one comment per individual under each one of my posts.