imageThough the subject matter of the book is quite limited to the subject of the title, this quote from the 2008 National Academy of Science publication, Science, Evolution, and Creationism is something to be considered and perhaps taken very seriously in our studies of the Shroud of Turin.

Science and religion are based on different aspects of human experience. … Because they are not a part of nature, supernatural entities cannot be investigated by science. In this sense, science and religion are separate and address aspects of human understanding in different ways. Attempts to pit science and religion against each other create controversy where none needs to exist. … Many religious beliefs involve entities or ideas that currently are not within the domain of science. Thus, it would be false to assume that all religious beliefs can be challenged by scientific findings.

I agree with this statement. Many people do not, particularly New Atheists and Christian Creationists. But there are some very intelligent middle of the road shroud researchers who also do not agree.