.imageA reader writes:

Thanks so much for posting the list from statistician Philippe Bourcier de Carbon. Point 13 is particularly important. The statistical failure is probably explained by Raymond Rogers when he wrote, “I found that the radiocarbon sample was uniquely coated with a plant gum (probably gum Arabic), a hydrous aluminum oxide mordant (the aluminum found by Adler), and Madder UV fluorescence photograph of the 14C sample area. The small, white triangle (bottom left) is the location of the Raes sample, which adjoins the radiocarbon sample.root dye (alizarin and purpurin). Nothing similar exists on any other part of the Shroud. The photomicrograph shows several fibers from the center of the radiocarbon sample in water. The gum is swelling and slowly detaching from the fibers. Many red alizarin/mordant lakes can be seen, and yellow dye is in solution in the gum. Several cotton fibers are visible, a situation unique to the Raes and radiocarbon samples.”

How can any true scientist unconditionally defend the C14 dating is beyond me. But then again you have some people who believe the world is less than ten thousand years old.

This quote by Rogers may be found in the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) by Raymond E. Rogers at shroud.com