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February 07, 2005

USATODAY.com - Shroud of Turin could date to time of Jesus, examiner says

USATODAY ran an Associated Press story which reports that the Shroud of Turin could be much older than earlier testing showed. Raymond N. Rogers, a retired chemist who was involved in testing the Shroud of Turin in 1978. says new fiber analysis indicates the cloth could be up to 3,000 years old. This new analysis was conducted in 2003, he says. He says that earlier testing was inaccurate, because the samples were poorly collected.

CSICOP's Joe Nickell has examined the latest claims of Rogers and found them very unconvincing.

Link: USATODAY.com - Shroud of Turin could date to time of Jesus, examiner says.
Link: CSICOP - Claims of Invalid “Shroud” Radiocarbon Date Cut from Whole Cloth

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See http://right-mind.us/archive/2005/02/19/1878.aspx -- Moscow Resident Reproduces the Shroud of Turin.

The article is published in the March/April 2005 edition of Books and Culture (though it's not up on their website yet). The article is titled Father Brown Fakes the Shroud and describes both the formulation and testing of the Shadow Theory: that the shroud image can be created using only painted glass and sunlight.

It seems like an easy enough thesis, easily reproducible, would have been a simple technique for the medievals, and a reasonable explanation for what we see.

See: http://www.shadowshroud.com/

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Dale
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Posted by: Dale Courtney | Feb 19, 2005 5:55:07 PM

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