Just for the record, The New Republic has published my Shroud of Turin piece—moderately rewritten, touched up, and supplemented with other stuff. They’ve called the piece “Pseudo-scientists are still trying to convince you that the Shroud of turin is real. Don’t believe them.” Thanks to the readers’ suggestions, I’ve added Richard Carrier’s objections to the “earthquake hypothesis” and also linked to Greg Paul’s article noting the unrealistic proportions of the “Jesus” image on the Shroud. So kudos to those who called this extra stuff to my attention. I can’t give you part of my stipendiary emolument (which, believe me, is extremely modest), but, as always, I’ll continue writing here for your delectation without remuneration.
And I’m sure The New Republic would appreciate clicking on the link.
And here’s your reward for so doing: a baby bear (yes, I know they’re called “cubs) climbing his first tree (from a tw**t by “Zoo Keeper Dobie!”)