scientific study of the Turin shroud is like a microcosm of the
scientific search for God: it does more to inflame any debate than
And yet, the shroud is a remarkable artefact, one of the few religious relics to have a justifiably mythical status.It is simply not known how the ghostly image of a serene, bearded man was made.”
Scientist-Journalist Philip Ball
Nature, that most prestigious of scientific journals, that once had bragging rights to claim that the Shroud was fake, responding to new, peer-reviewed studies that discredit the carbon 14 dating and show that the Shroud could be authentic.
WHAT WE KNOW IN 2005