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Italian Scientist Reproduces Shroud of Turin

Started by PPI Brian, October 07, 2009, 02:07:38 PM

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PPI Brian

A professor of organic chemistry at the University of Pavia has reproduced the full-sized shroud using materials and techniques that were available in the Middle Ages. He says it definitively proves that the linen some Christians revere as Jesus Christ's burial cloth is a medieval fake. But, of course, it "proves" nothing about the shroud itself. It only proves that it is possible to fake it, not that it was faked. The professor obviously failed his university class in logic. And don't ask who funded the study.
"Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence."--Carl Sagan

PPI Tracy

There are those that are hard at work:  Chip.....chip.....chip.....chip. 

I guess this is where faith comes in?  Where does one draw the line between faith and science?  Perhaps it is different for each person.

PPI Brian

It's been debated for a very long time, but the radio carbon dates from the shroud cannot be refuted. The cloth material is from the middle ages, and the proportions of the "Christ" figure are obviously faked. Only a sculpture with distorted facial proportions would transfer an anotomically correct face on a cloth that was draped over it. It's simple physics and it's undeniable.

No worries -- just because the shroud is a fake shouldn't challenge anyone's faith in God. There is no need to choose between faith and science. The two are not mutually exclusive, and can coexist comfortably with one another. I was raised not to believe in strict literal interpretation of holy scriptures. It is the intent of holy scriptures that requires reflection and contemplation.
"Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence."--Carl Sagan