Uh-oh. Gregory Paul has analyzed the proportions of the image on the Shroud of Turin, and come to some troubling conclusions.
This note is intended to describe why, from an artistic and anatomical perspective, the shroud image is an embarrassingly obvious fraud committed by a Gothic artist following the standard conventions of his time. The artistic errors are so severe that it is impossible for the shroud to record the image of an actual human body–unless it was a very seriously pathological person with a brain the size of a Homo erectus.
So Jesus was a hypocephalic cretin? You know, this makes Michael Moorcock’s Behold the Man even more prophetic.
Spoiler alert! [In the book, a time-traveler discovers the actual Jesus born of Mary and Joseph is a hapless mentally retarded man…and he ends up taking his place on the cross.]