Read the whole posting, “The shroud deserves some attention,” at dreams and phase transitions. Nicely done, worth reading carefully. Think about this quote from dbdonlon every now and then:

So the Shroud presents us with a mystery that is beyond our ability, even today, to solve by science.  Is science itself leading us, albeit unwillingly, toward faith?

As a matter of fact I just printed it out and stuck on the wall.