The Shroud has been on display in Turin now for several weeks. People from all walks of life and religions have lined up to look upon this cloth for three minutes or so. In addition, the Shroud of Turin is the most studied artifact in the history of humankind. The bottom line: all unpretentious scientists know all the facts that prove this linen cloth is 2,000 years old.
For example, the 1988 Carbon dating test now faces data showing the sample tested was a repair patch done in the middle ages on the edge. Cotton was within the sample, while the main body of the cloth is linen. So the Carbon dating test results were correct, but the sample tested was wrong. Nevertheless most of the media stays away from presenting these facts in fear that their money making Shroud controversy will come to an end.
Even Barrie Schwortz, who is an orthodox Jew and the lead scientific photographer with the STURP team that researched the Shroud in 1978, now defends all the facts that show the Shroud is authentic.
In addition, modern science has not be able to reproduce the image with all the parameters, details, or the same level of resolution. They are unable to do so with modern technology nor with the best technology of the middle ages. Science may someday come to terms and give an explanation to how the image formed on the Shroud, but as of now they are incapable. For those who do not like the word incapable in the world of science, realize this: Until scientists, who are people, present an answer that they currently don't have, then yes, they are incapable. Science doesn't have an answer, because scientists are incapable of providing one. Yet, for unpretentious scientists like myself, we do not fear using the one word answer that does explain the image. That word is resurrection.
Author of UPPER ROOM, THE WAY: 33AD to 57AD
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