Shroud of turin new carbon dating
This sort of thing is pretty vulnerable to monkeying with if one wants a specific result, but the basic idea is sound.
Why would someone who doesn’t believe in god or the authenticity of the shroud have any personal objection to testing it? Worst case scenario they determine that the shroud was contemporary to the period in question.
Although I've seen this letter passed around many though websites such this, for example, I'm not entirely sure if this letter is legitimate or not.
But if so then this would show that they do not want to test the actual shroud, for what reason I can think of is that the shroud could actually have some surprising test results that would support the shroud's authenticity.
And as far as a forgery is concerned, what motive is there for such forgery?
While one within the bubble of religion may be persuaded by the idea that the scientists are merely out to disprove their religion (the us vs.
No, it means they want something similar to compare the test if the shroud with. I'm sure any reputable independent non-biased facility would be happy to test the shroud to see how old it is.
There are so many reasons to be skeptical of the shroud's authenticity, and so few reasons to think it's anything but a cloth with some weird marks. They also all have their own ranges of error, say from 150 BCE to 50CE as an example.
As someone, who used to believe in Catholicism, I've recently have grown fairly skeptical of it within the past few months.
I especially used to believe in the shroud of Turin, until I've been shown that the carbon dating of it was around 1300 and that a 3d face cannot be transferred to a 2d object without being widely distorted.
them ideology), anyone giving an objective view from the outside would see that such an explanation is ridiculous.
Hundreds of thousands of devoted Catholics over the years making pilgrimmage to the church to drop money in the collection plate.