The Shroud of Turin and the C-14 Dating Fiasco

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9780964831018: The Shroud of Turin and the C-14 Dating Fiasco
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The author presents a lengthy interview with Shroud scientists John Heller and Alan Adler, whose experiments proved the blood on the Shroud is real blood.

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Thomas W. Case received an MA in Systematics at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley in 1988 and studied classical metaphysics and philosophy on a doctoral level at the GTU, and, just recently, at Catholic University in Washington, D.C. He is the author of several books and many journal articles and investigative reports.

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From the Interview with Drs. Heller and Adler:

Dr. Adler: But the real problem in the radiodate sampling, is, a sample of the C14 taken from the middle of the cloth will not necessarily give the same C14 date as the area they took the sample from -- on the side of the cloth.

Case: Because there's a variation in the C12/C14 ratio....

Dr. Adler: Because you only took one sample. So you can talk all you want about how reproducible the date is, but you can't talk about how accurate it is. You have no way of knowing if the area you took the C14 sample from represents the whole cloth. That's an area which has obviously been repaired. There's cloth missing there. It's been rewoven on the edge. They even cut part of it off, because it was obviously rewoven on the edge. The simplest explanation why the date may be off is that it's rewoven cloth there. And that's not been tested.

Case: You can verify that, that it's been rewoven right in that area?

Dr. Adler: You could, but it's not been tested.

Case: You said it was rewoven.

Dr. Adler: You can see the edge of it has been rewoven. Which they cut off.

Case: And how far do those threads go into the sample? -- I see.

Dr. Adler: It also is near the burn mark. And it's waterstained. So you don't know if chemistry has taken place to make it different from the rest of the cloth. And in fact this Russian explanation of why the date's off would depend on it being near enough to the fire to produce this kind of change. They've actually done an elaborate set of experiments where they've demonstrated that a fire could change the date.

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