Time Out: Interruption Interrupted

imageIf you were holding your breath waiting for the next installment of Stephen Jones’  The case for fraud in the 1988 radiocarbon dating of the Turin Shroud, relax: breath. He informs us:

Note. I have now realised that this topic is going to require a lot of research, which will distract me further from my series " The Shroud of Turin." So I am putting it on the backburner until I get to the topic in that series of the 1988 radiocarbon dating of the Shroud, in "6. Science and the Shroud," which will be after I have covered "4. History of the Shroud" and "5. Art and the Shroud." That will enable me to then refer back to what Prof. Christopher Ramsey, Director of the Oxford Radiocarbon Accelerator Unit admitted was the "lot of other evidence that suggests to many thatthe Shroud is older than the radiocarbon dates allow":

"There is a lot of other evidence that suggests to many that the Shroud is older than the radiocarbon dates allow and so further research is certainly needed. It is important that we continue to test the accuracy of the original radiocarbon tests as we are already doing. It is equally important that experts assess and reinterpret some of the other evidence. Only by doing this will people be able to arrive at a coherent history of the Shroud which takes into account and explains all of the available scientific and historical information. Christopher Ramsey (March 2008)" ("The Shroud of Turin," Oxford Radiocarbon Accelerator Unit, Version 143 Issued 31/10/2013).

See: Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Jones for a bit of background in this.

One thought on “Time Out: Interruption Interrupted”

  1. This is stale news and it seems Professor Christopher has changed his mind and is now more willing to defend the 1988 CD results. Yet that does not change the picture as he would certainly entertain proposals for fresh carbon dating, but as he told me, it would have to be definitive and differences in opinion would have to be sorted out first to avoid more and more papers about why this second test may also have gone wrong. Needless to say, if it doesn’t indicate the first century AD.
    Surely it doesn’t make a difference to him since he is a practicing Christian, perhaps a lesson for those with weak faith.

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