Would we trust radiocarbon dating on its first use? Would we trust thermoluminescent dating on its first use? I didn't mean to say Fanti had proven anything, but what had been concluded about his work.A new study of the Shroud of Turin lends authenticity to the claim it was the cloth used to bury Jesus Christ following his crucifixion.One of the problems with Fanti's work is that the material he used in the dating is of questionable origin. Were these materials from the shroud, the backing, the image areas, the non-image areas, from people handling it in med... " If medieval artisans were such experts then why can't they have made this forgery?It seems to be from material collected by a vacuum cleaner. Is Fanti plagued by the same invisible weave problem? He put his material into a book, not a peer reviewed journal. The repair would have required staining that exactly matches the rest of the clo...The Shroud of Turin remains one of the most controversial and debated archaeological artifacts.It is claimed that the shroud was used to wrap Jesus of Nazareth after his crucifixion, but its origin remains a mystery.
The links I used never suggested he did not do science. I posted that the origin of the material he used in testing is of questionable origin. I substantiated those statements with links showing that the material used was collected by a vacuum cleaner and sticky tape. I did read somewhere that the shroud fragment was held up to see if there were any inconsistencies in the appearance, by backlighting it, and that nothing was seen to be amiss. Many findings in science are found to as you say "... suspect." That means that the methods were not adequate. [More]Fanti reports that his analysis is of shroud fibers. There is no evidence for it and yet they say something to effect of, "See what an expert repair job it was?
Aside from the dating disputes, it is unknown just the shroud might be at all.
However, a new peer-reviewed study published by researchers at the Italian Ministry of Education and Research claims that a nanoscale analysis of the stains on the shroud indeed show that the cloth indeed once came into contact with a bloody human being who had recently suffered multiple severe traumas. By examining the bonds between various molecules on the shroud, researchers found evidence of myoglobin, a protein found in muscle tissue, various blood proteins such as ferritin, and creatinine, a byproduct of the kidneys.
But despite the millions of pilgrims who have thronged the shroud’s rare public viewings, its authenticity remains a matter of debate.
Dismissed by some as a medieval forgery, the shroud has undergone a high-tech analysis by Italian researchers, according to news reports. 400, a period that encompasses the life and death of Jesus.