Re: The Shroud of Turin

Bill Payne (
Mon, 15 Nov 1999 22:24:30 -0600

There is a new book called _Jesus: The Great Debate_. I can't remember
the author's name, and I left my copy of the book at work, but it
discusses the Shroud. When it was C-14 dated to the Middle Ages a few
years ago, the media picked up on this and proclaimed the Shroud to be a
fake. The author of this book says that they have recently discovered
transparent bacteria living on the Shroud which have altered the C-14
date to be more recent than it would be without the bacteria. The author
makes a strong case for the authenticity of the Shroud. Get the book.


On Mon, 15 Nov 1999 12:00:17 -0500 writes:
>Dear list,
>I recall that there was some discussion on this list about results
>came out this summer at a botonist conference regarding the
>authenticity of
>the Shroud of Turin. If any of you are aware of a reference for these
>results, please let me know. I'm going to be lecturing on carbon-14
>in my chemistry for non-science major's course, and the textbook I'm
>states that the Shroud is a fake. I'd like to offer a more balanced