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  1. discoloration of documents, stains, liquids used - forensic testing
  2. brittle ancient parchment
  3. Sinaiticus 'science' - learning to read between the lines
  4. Bernard Janin Sage (P. C. Sense) questions great uncial dating edifice
  5. Tischendorf palaeography attempts
  6. physical examination - key to antiquity vs. contemporary
  7. 'old parchment becomes rigid and cannot be folded and unfolded'
  8. improper ms dating will create circularity errors in the vellum and ink sciences
  9. books and digitization are not hands-on manuscript science
  10. open letter to scientists, researchers, historians, polymaths, Bible scholars and believers
  11. a document is no older than the materials used
  12. four types of evidence that help determine age and authenticity of a manuscript
  13. compromising parchment science and professional integrity
  14. the integrity of parchment conservation science requires palaeographic vigilance
  15. palaeography & dating manuscripts - the elusive terminus ante quem - identifying replicas and forgeries
  16. notes on the parchment of the Vinland Map - #1, the condition of the parchment
  17. Robert Lewis Dabney astutely questions uncial dating - Sinaiticus early dating reasons analysed and shown to be insufficient
  18. "parchment was often quite thick" - Christopher de Hamel
  19. the tyranny of the scholarship consensus
  20. Sinaiticus in a scientific paper about parchment - Transformation of Collagen into Gelatine
  21. Palaeographic Puzzles and the Tischendorf Plug-in-the-Date Game
  22. "Accents are not found in MSS. older than the 8th century."
  23. the non-symmetry of time chronology in palaeographic dating
  24. Jacob W. Peterson - "physical condition should play little part in dating a manuscript."
  25. "ink...release of acid ... as in other ancient manuscripts, eaten through the parchment, leaving a stencil of many letters"
  26. supple and flexible in quality - changing the history of parchment to match the Sinaiticus faux date
  27. low humidity - high temperaturs ---> parchment deterioration
  28. "any document that had managed to survive for more than 1600 years would be so degraded"
  29. tracking down Sinaiticus corrector palaeography
  30. why is corrector Aleph2 (Ca) 7th century?
  31. the Tischendorf plug-in-the-date guesswork led to the Josef Schmid blunder in reading the apparatus
  32. Tischendorf's first push to have the CFA dated to the 4th century
  33. evaluating the evidentiary value of coincidences - (including post-facto probability)
  34. Johann David Michaelis and the dating of Codex Alexandrinus