Hasn't the Shroud of Turin been exposed once and for all as a Mediaeval forgery (albeit the work of an artistic genius) thanks to rigorous carbon-dating tests carried out in the 1980s? Or is there more to be said?
This week we are joined by attorney and author Mark Antonacci, founder and president of Test the Shroud Foundation, for a discussion on his fascinating book Test the Shroud : At the Atomic and Molecular Levels.
Arguing that new scientific tests might contest these findings and reveal the Shroud to be very probably the genuine burial cloth of Jesus Christ, Mark Antonacci proposes a scientifically-testable hypothesis that particle radiation emanating from the shroud-wrapped, crucified body may account for very many of the Shroud's features, such as full-length body images, still-red blood marks, erroneous carbon dating and more. He also describes scientific tests that could be applied to the burial cloth and its human bloodstains that could, he believes, demonstrate whether or not the Shroud was impacted by a miraculous event, when and where it happened, and even the identity of the victim.
Join us as we discuss the issues and debate whether or not his proposals might be fruitful in the ongoing quest to determine the truth about The Shroud of Turin.
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[Shroud of Turin, Jesus, Resurrection, crucifixion, radiation, neutron, science, miracle, Lirey, Mandylion, Image of Odessa, Chambéry, Savoy, Secondo Pia, Giuseppe Enrie, Maillard reaction, Ray Rogers, Walter McCrone, Shroud of Turin Research Project, STURP, VP8, flagrum, Max Frei, pollen, Nicholas Allen, Leonardo da Vinci, carbon dating, Sue Benford, Joe Marino]