Monday, April 10, 2017

Shroud of Turin

A much advertised show about the shroud was on the History channel last night.  Aside from the many commercials, it seemed to offer a rebuttal of why the shroud may have been older than what the carbon dating showed in previous tests.

But that wouldn't make any difference, you know.  For believers, it wouldn't.

The history of the shroud was traced all the way back to the crucifixion.  If I am not mistaken, there were some gaps in the history of it.

It seems that the shroud's existence can still not be explained. That is the thing that has always impressed me. For the technology of the middle ages certainly couldn't produce something like this.  It's secrets are still being discovered even today. 

One thing that I had noticed before was about how some type of light created the image on the cloth, and why it would have had to have come from inside the body itself.  There is no explanation of how that could have happened.  After some discussion, it was decided that there was some type of instruction for making the three dimensional image.  Theoretically, the light would have had to have sliced up and reproduced the image in the same manner as a modern copier does.  This seems to have been confirmed and a three dimensional image of Jesus was produced successfully.  The show ended with a visual representation of how Jesus would have looked like back then.

I don't know if this would pass muster amongst the scientific community.  The show seems to have had a bias toward belief in the authenticity of the shroud.  If the folks who produced this were indeed biased, then there may have been some errors in their presentation.

Perhaps there will be some more discussions in the future.

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