Monday, February 15, 2010
The article was about a study conducted by a professor of computer science, Hany Farid, who used a 3-D computer model of Oswald's head (created from his mugshots taken in custody in Dallas) to see if the shadows in the backyard photographs were inconsistent. His analysis showed them to be "perfectly consistent". His results were published in Perception Magazine. The latest edition of Popular Mechanics doesn't appear to have made it to the Web yet, but Huffington Post did a story on this back in November last year.
But wait! If the photographs appear to be genuine after all, then that means Oswald was lying! If he was lying he really had been in possession of the rifle seen as the murder weapon of President Kennedy and it may not have been planted by the FBI or the Dallas cops! It means Oswald really had been in possession of the pistol that killed Officer Tippit! And it means Kennedy conspiracy theorists may have to ruminate their brains out to come up with an explanation.
Update: Here is a video of Hany Farid explaining the methodology behind his analysis of the Oswald photograph.