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Adler: But the real problem in the radiodate sampling, is, a sample of the C14 taken from the middle of the cloth will not necessarily give the same C14 date as the area they took the sample from -- on the side of the cloth. So you can talk all you want about how reproducible the date is, but you can't talk about how accurate it is. The simplest explanation why the date may be off is that it's rewoven cloth there. Case: You can verify that, that it's been rewoven right in that area?
They even cut part of it off, because it was obviously rewoven on the edge.
If this were another object, no one would have dared challenge the findings of the scientists who dated it at approximately 1300 AD.
But that is not the case - this is the cloth in which Jesus was buried!
The Shroud of Turin (Turin Shroud), a linen cloth that tradition associates with the crucifixion and burial of Jesus, has undergone numerous scientific tests, the most notable of which is radiocarbon dating, in an attempt to determine the relic's authenticity. Shredding the samples would not solve the problem, while making it much more difficult and wasteful to clean the samples properly.
We were due to meet in Italy in the spring of 2015, but alas it was not to be.
Notwithstanding the utter absurdity that a blood-stained cloth from a crucified leader of a small band of Jews would be whisked away to Europe and retained by a band of monks, one of the Gospels (they contradict each other) states that he was wrapped in cloths (plural). Kouznetsov claims that a fire "changed the atoms" of the cloth and that he has validated its authenticity. He's been a Creationist since 1983 and attempted to "prove" his theories ever since. References include documents and books that do not exist; he invented outside sources to support his findings.
He was then declared persona non grata in Russia for claiming that several non-existent Russian museums provided him with old cloths that he then dated.
This paper, however, provides the scientific explanations, lucidity and focus I could not achieve. (One of my most recent postings on pareidolia was from last August, Les Fredette’s Crucifixion Nail: Why I am Skeptical About It).
I have frequently discussed the subject of pareidolia in this blog.