Kelly Kearse | 11-Oct-2014 | 3:45-4:30 pm
. . . While initial efforts point to the detection of authentic blood on the cloth, several fundamental characteristics of the nature of the bloodstains still remain to be conclusively established. For example, although widely stated that the blood on the Shroud is of human origin, exactly how strong is the scientific evidence for such claims? Moreover, does the current data effectively exclude the possibility that blood from other species could also be present? How definitive are the current typing results and what is their overall significance in the bloodstain.evaluation? Finally, how certain is the evidence that the blood present is representative of (only) a single individual, i.e. a human male? . . .
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