In this paper we investigate the radiative hypothesis, already proposed by other scientists, as being the mechanism that may have produced the Shroud Body Image. We are critics of the above process, because it is incomprehensible to both Physics and Theology. Moreover, due to the presence of air in addition to linen, it is impossible to penetrate to the same depth all the points of the region where the Body Image should lie. In fact, considering the no-contact regions of the body-sheet, radiation would have to pass through two types of matter, first air and then linen. The layer of air has a variable thickness, and radiation, on reaching the linen, will experience a change in its physical state due to a drop in energy. In the contact regions this does not occur, due to the absence of air. Consequently, the linen penetration depth would be variable, with a constant value only in the contact region. However, for the Shroud of Turin this is not so. Moreover, the radiation might not reach the linen. In this case, there would be no colouration, no Image formation, no correlation between Image intensity and body-sheet distance. In short, the radiative hypothesis is not adequate in explaining image production.
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