World Net Daily’s posting for March 10, 2011 includes this item:
"The Stunning Science of the Shroud": In an increasingly secular, science-worshipping age like ours – marked not only by chaos, immorality and high-level deception, but by a widespread loss of faith – here comes a mystery of cosmic proportions. For centuries, many Christians have believed the Shroud of Turin – a 14-foot piece of linen bearing the haunting image of a crucified man – is the burial cloth of Jesus of Nazareth. Skeptics maintain it’s a fake, a view bolstered by 1988 radiocarbon tests dating the Shroud to the 13th century, thus deeming it a medieval forgery. But recently, all that has changed, as revealed in last May’s issue of Whistleblower magazine. First, shroud scientists, including a formerly outspoken skeptic, concede their radiocarbon dating results were fatally flawed since, incredibly, samples taken from the Shroud in 1988 for the testing were contaminated by medieval reweaving which occurred after a fire nearly destroyed the Shroud centuries ago. Many other uncanny facts have emerged:
- Even with today’s high technology and know-how, skeptics remain unable to reproduce the image they insist was created by a clever faker 700 years ago.
- Since the image on the Shroud is essentially a perfect photographic negative that would not be properly "seen" until modern photography was invented centuries later, how could a 14th century artisan accomplish such a feat?
- The fabric areas on the Shroud where the image is contained are only one fiber deep, so no paint or stain on earth could remain on the top surface of the first layer of the fibrils.
- The Shroud displays the precise medical details of crucifixion – complexities only recently documented – that no medieval artist could possibly have known.
It gets much more amazing.
Assuming the image was actually made by placing the body of a man in the middle of the 14-foot length of fabric – which most everyone who has studied it believes is the case – three-dimensional, holographic images made from photographs of the Shroud suggest the body was weightless or levitating when they produced the likeness. That’s right, 3-D holographic information somehow mysteriously present in the Shroud reveals that the image is one produced not from a body lying on a stone slab, but rather an image of a weightless body, perhaps levitating above its resting place – without the indentations of the calves, buttocks and shoulders one would expect to see of a body lying on a hard surface.
Highlights of "STUNNING SCIENCE OF THE SHROUD," which is packed with extraordinary close-up photographs of the Shroud of Turin, include:
- "A mystery story from the eons" by Joseph Farah
- "Christ: The first Christian martyr" by Mary Jo Anderson, a gripping examination of how the burial cloths of Jesus shed new light on what it means to suffer for one’s faith
- "Is the Shroud a medieval forgery?" by Jerome R. Corsi, on new evidence that casts doubt on the 1988 radiocarbon tests
- "Shroud wounds meet modern forensic evidence standards" by Jerome R. Corsi, who shows the crucified man’s injuries seen in the famed burial cloth are authentic to biblical descriptions
- "3-D image of the real Jesus Christ?" by Chelsea Schilling, on how high technology makes the figure of the crucified man on the Shroud of Turin come to life
- "Before ‘Avatar’: Shroud of Turin has 3-D characteristics" by Jerome R. Corsi
- "The Shroud and modern science" by John P. Jackson, Ph.D., and Rebecca Jackson, a stunning scientific summary by top researchers who have examined the mind-boggling evidence that a piece of linen cloth may have "witnessed" Christ’s resurrection
- "Did the Knights Templar bring the Shroud of Turin to Europe?" by Jerome R. Corsi, who shows how history traces the sacred burial cloth back to the first century AD and the time of Christ
- "Is Leonardo da Vinci the face of the man in the Shroud of Turin?" – Skeptics claim famous painter, inventor tricked Christians with world’s first photograph
- "The Shroud Codex" by Jerome R. Corsi, Ph.D., a sneak peek inside Jerome Corsi’s stunning new novel of faith and reason
What does all this mean? Physicist John P. Jackson, Ph.D., one of the world’s most prominent Shroud researchers and leader of a major multi-scientist Shroud investigative project, has studied the mysterious cloth for decades. While advising that we must remain "open to whatever outcome future research will give us," he openly concedes evidence exists that the 14-foot piece of linen may indeed be a virtual photograph of Jesus Christ at the moment of his resurrection – or as Jackson put it, "a direct witness to the Resurrection."
They want you to buy this single issue for $7.50. I recommend it. Easter or Passover – right around the corner