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The Shroud of Turin May Be a Miracle After All

We've had provocative Dreamland shows about the mysterious Shroud of Turin (and subscribers can still listen to these shows). Now Italian government scientists say they have discovered evidence that a supernatural event formed the image on the Shroud, which is believed by many to be the burial cloth of Jesus.

They've done this by finally--after years of effort--being able to create a similar image using ultra violet lasers, something which was beyond the abilities of Medieval forgers.

In the Independent, Michael Day quotes researcher Paolo Di Lazzaro as saying that "the results show that a short and intense burst of UV directional radiation can color a linen cloth so as to reproduce many of the peculiar characteristics of the body image on the Shroud of Turin."

He quotes chemist Luigi Garlaschelli as saying, "The implications are that the image was formed by a burst of UV energy so intense it could only have been supernatural."

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from 1260–1390 AD (from wiki).

Sounds like a hoax to me...

I don't necessarily believe the shroud to be the burial cloth of Jesus. I haven't read anything that would give me what I would consider conclusive evidence. I do, however, savor the mystery of the cloth and the image. Speculate away, I say. I sincerely doubt that a definitive answer will be found. It remains one of those delicious little mysteries we all cherish.

I remember when i first read about the shroud and saw what was (i thought) the image of jesus back in the early 80's on this shroud. It was very powerful!, look at him staring back at us! Hey, It's Immanuel! our savior! He's still staring back at us! I think most people of that time still remember the chill up their spine looking at the image and those eyes!

They need to completely prove wrong this theory first, before I will be a believer. Apparently, some think Leonardo Divinci did it, and they explain how. Makes sense to me.

It sounds like a different form of the same fallacy used by what I call "debunkerists" to explain anything unusual or miraculous away. "If we can come up with a mundane explanation that could 'work', then it must have happened that way and that the eyewitnesses are either liars or nuts is as good as proven." I remain unconvinced.

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