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"This incident just underlines the fact that the Shroud of Turin will never go away, and believers will try anything, including arguments masquerading as science, to prove its authenticity." Jay Ingram, host of Daily Planet of the Canadian Discovery Channel."Science has proved the Shroud of Turin a medieval fake, but defenders of authenticity turn the scientific method on its head by starting with the desired conclusion and working backward to the evidence—picking and choosing and reinterpreting as necessary.In spite of the lack of accuracy of the measurement, he concluded that the shroud could date to the lifetime of Yeshua of Nazareth.

However the shroud itself is actually much older....

A determination of the kinetics of vanillin loss suggests that the shroud is between 1,300 and 3,000 years old" That is, the flax which made up the shroud was harvested between about 1000 BCE and 700 CE.

He concludes that the shroud could have been the burial sheet of Yeshua of Nazareth (a.k.a.

It is an approach I call 'shroud science'." Joe Nickell, Senior Research Fellow, CSICOP.

, and a long-time believer that the shroud is an actual burial cloth of a crucified man which dates from the first century CE.

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