orangetom1999 wrote:There is nothing supernatural about the Shroud of Turin. It has been carbon dated to the 1400/1500s.
While I don't go along with carbon dating for millions of years...carbon dating is somewhat accurate within the half life of Carbon 14.
Also...remember..whenever someone quotes scientists as "Experts" be sure to attempt to determine who is paying the bills...this is sometimes an important clue as to the results...particularly in archeology and paleontology.
But the Shroud of Turin is not what some claim it is.
The RCC has enough relics to fill a museum. Enough pieces of the olde rugged cross to build a battleship.
The only thing of which I am interested in the RCC is what is in the classified section of the Vatican Library.
I suggest that you read the article.
Such technology, say researchers from the National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development (Enea), was far beyond the capability of medieval forgers, whom most experts have credited with making the famous relic.
"The results show that a short and intense burst of UV directional radiation can colour a linen cloth so as to reproduce many of the peculiar characteristics of the body image on the Shroud of Turin," they said.
And in case there was any doubt about the preternatural degree of energy needed to make such distinct marks, the Enea report spells it out: "This degree of power cannot be reproduced by any normal UV source built to date."
A statement by lead researcher, Dr Paolo Di Lazzaro, said: "If our results prompt a philosophical or theological debate, these conclusions we'll leave to the experts; to each person's own conscience," he said.
Luigi Garlaschelli, a professor of chemistry at Pavia University, told The Independent: "The implications are... that the image was formed by a burst of UV energy so intense it could only have been supernatural. But I don't think they've done anything of the sort.