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SI Vindicated in Questioning Turin Shroud Claims

The Shroud of Turin.

Over a decade ago in the pages of Skeptical Inquirer ( July/ August 2004 and May/June 2005), a controversy erupted concerning some claims by Turin Shroud proponent Ray Rogers. He had purported to show that radiocarbon tests of the linen—dating it to between 1260 and 1390 and thus revealing it to be a fake—were invalid because, he hypothesized, the samples came from a “medieval patch.” In some detail, I suggested his claims were “cut from whole cloth.”

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