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Scientists Say Turin Shroud Image Created by Ultraviolet Lasers
Yahoo News ^ | 12/21/11 | Eric Pfeiffer

Posted on 12/22/2011 6:56:25 AM PST by marshmallow

The exact origins of the Turin Shroud remain a great mystery, but scientists are now disputing the long-held belief that the religious artifact is a medieval forgery.

Italian researchers at the National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development say they believe the image was created by an ultraviolet "flash of light." However, if that theory is true, it remains a mystery as to exactly how that technology could have been implemented at the time of the Shroud's creation. While the technology is readily available in present day, it was far beyond the means of anyone around pre-20th Century.

The Turin Shroud is said to be the burial cloth of Jesus, but has long been believed to be a fake, created during medieval times. It is currently kept in a climate-controlled case in Turin cathedral. Scientists at the Italian agency have reportedly spent years attempting to recreate the Shroud's imagery. 'The results show a short and intense burst of UV directional radiation can colour a linen cloth so as to reproduce many of the peculiar characteristics of the body image on the Shroud of Turin,' the scientists said.

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TOPICS: Catholic; General Discusssion; History
KEYWORDS: medievalfake; medievalforgery; medievalfraud; shroudofturin; turinshroud

1 posted on 12/22/2011 6:56:31 AM PST by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow

Cool. Heavenly resurrection ultrasonic lasers. Can’t wait for the same thing to happen to me.


2 posted on 12/22/2011 6:58:00 AM PST by PapaNew
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To: marshmallow

Aliens!/sarc


3 posted on 12/22/2011 6:58:00 AM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: marshmallow

Those Carthusian monks and their lasers...


4 posted on 12/22/2011 6:58:06 AM PST by skeeter
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To: marshmallow
The anonymous “scientists” are at it again.
5 posted on 12/22/2011 6:58:43 AM PST by mountainlion (I am voting for Sarah after getting screwed again by the DC Thugs.)
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To: marshmallow

6 posted on 12/22/2011 6:59:57 AM PST by ILS21R (Never give up.)
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To: marshmallow

I could tell you, but you wouldn’t believe me.


7 posted on 12/22/2011 7:02:29 AM PST by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: marshmallow

“The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it”

John I:5


8 posted on 12/22/2011 7:04:37 AM PST by silverleaf (common sense is not so common- voltaire)
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To: marshmallow
I do believe light has something to do with it. I remember watching ammonia blueprints come to life when we put them on the roof.

Bet they still don't know the entire chemical composition or they discount evaporation possibilities.

9 posted on 12/22/2011 7:06:14 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: marshmallow
It is currently kept in a climate-controlled case in Turin cathedral.

Just waiting for the muslim hordes to get around to sacking the city and burning the relic.

10 posted on 12/22/2011 7:06:25 AM PST by Lady Lucky (Merry Christmas to all!)
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To: marshmallow

Ok, so we still don’t know, was this miracle performed in the 14th c or the 1st?


11 posted on 12/22/2011 7:08:51 AM PST by Lady Lucky (Merry Christmas to all!)
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To: marshmallow

Bottom line....It’s a money maker for the church.


12 posted on 12/22/2011 7:08:54 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Lady Lucky

It’s been through one fire already.


13 posted on 12/22/2011 7:09:42 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: marshmallow

The most significant event in history and we get to view an image of it. How awesome is that Shroud of Turin. Isn’t it just like the Almighty to leave us baffled and amazed.


14 posted on 12/22/2011 7:12:08 AM PST by tflabo (Restore the Republic)
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To: Sacajaweau

Leonardo was working with Optics and was quite the practical joker. He was also no friend of the Vatican.


15 posted on 12/22/2011 7:13:18 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: marshmallow

Saint’s bones, old shrouds and relics will not bring peace and enlightenment to your soul.


16 posted on 12/22/2011 7:19:04 AM PST by ransacked
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To: marshmallow

Why is directionality needed? Sunlight, especially at tropical latitudes, is heavy in UV including at damaging (material-altering) UV-C wavelengths. Perhaps just a shadow mask and sunlight. What if a painter painted on sunscreen in the complimentary positions, exposed the resulting painting for a while, and then washed the sheet to free it from sunscreen?


17 posted on 12/22/2011 7:20:23 AM PST by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: marshmallow

Okay, so ‘splain how it would have been possible for humans to do that either in first-century Jerusalem or medieval anywhere, and you’re good.


18 posted on 12/22/2011 7:24:06 AM PST by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: marshmallow

And somewhere, some dummy will believe this hogwash.


19 posted on 12/22/2011 7:27:51 AM PST by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears (Bush called us "vigilantes." Perry calls us "heartless.")
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To: Sacajaweau

Hmmm, didn’t Jesus say He was the way, the truth, and the LIGHT?


20 posted on 12/22/2011 7:29:18 AM PST by Josephat (The old claim your evengelizing people who haven't heard the gospel, but go to a Catholic country tr)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

Thank you for your scientifically based opinion.


21 posted on 12/22/2011 7:29:36 AM PST by Mr. Lucky
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To: Josephat

The Way, The Truth, The Life.


22 posted on 12/22/2011 7:44:20 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Sacajaweau

The Church in Turin, maybe. And how much do you think the Church makes from the shroud? Give us a number.


23 posted on 12/22/2011 7:45:23 AM PST by vladimir998
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To: marshmallow
Having looked into the shroud controversy for years I am completely convinced that the shroud is likely the burial shroud of Jesus Christ.

There is tons of evidence to it being real, and no real evidence of it being a fake.

Carbon dating itself is flawed. This Carbon dating is certainly flawed. The samples were taken from the worst places on the shroud, edges/corners that would be contaminated areas and from pieces of cloth used to repair the shroud at a later date, not original to the shroud.

The examples of pro evidence are too numerous to mention here. Based on the evidence, in a court of law, the Shroud of Turin would be found to be real.

24 posted on 12/22/2011 7:54:04 AM PST by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: massgopguy

The shroud is attested from well before Leonardo was born.


25 posted on 12/22/2011 8:20:19 AM PST by Campion ("It is in the religion of ignorance that tyranny begins." -- Franklin)
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To: marshmallow

Global warming.


26 posted on 12/22/2011 8:36:13 AM PST by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: massgopguy

“He was also no friend of the Vatican.” — well, technically Leo lived from 1452 to 1519 and the Vatican city came into existance only in 1929 and St. Peter’s was only completed in 1590. So, I’m sorry but your statement even to make it “no friend of the papacy” is wrong


27 posted on 12/22/2011 8:36:48 AM PST by Cronos (Nuke Mecca and Medina now..)
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To: Sacajaweau

Oh.


28 posted on 12/22/2011 8:43:56 AM PST by Josephat (The old claim your evengelizing people who haven't heard the gospel, but go to a Catholic country tr)
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To: Mr. Lucky

You mean the “science” that brought us the global warming hokum? And stands by it?


29 posted on 12/22/2011 9:17:14 AM PST by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears (Bush called us "vigilantes." Perry calls us "heartless.")
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To: ILS21R

I watched that show when I was a kid. What was the name of the show?


30 posted on 12/22/2011 9:29:45 AM PST by killermosquito (Buffalo, Detroit (and eventually France) is what you get when liberalism runs its course.)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

I was being sarcastic.


31 posted on 12/22/2011 9:29:56 AM PST by Mr. Lucky
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To: killermosquito

The Time Tunnel.


32 posted on 12/22/2011 9:43:20 AM PST by ILS21R (Never give up.)
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To: Sacajaweau
Bottom line....It’s a money maker for the church.

Doubtful. It's only exhibited on rare occasions, and there's no charge to see it (charging to see, or otherwise venerate, relics is prohibited), and it costs money to preserve it and protect it, so how do you figure it makes money at all?

33 posted on 12/22/2011 11:50:55 AM PST by Campion ("It is in the religion of ignorance that tyranny begins." -- Franklin)
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To: Sacajaweau

Take your anti-Catholic bigotry elsewhere.


34 posted on 12/22/2011 12:12:20 PM PST by Arthur McGowan (In Edward Kennedy's America, federal funding of brothels is a right, not a privilege.)
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To: ransacked

So, has your anti-Catholic bigotry brought “peace and enlightenment” to your soul?


35 posted on 12/22/2011 12:13:54 PM PST by Arthur McGowan (In Edward Kennedy's America, federal funding of brothels is a right, not a privilege.)
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To: faucetman

I’m with you. I’m not Catholic and I don’t really care whether or not most of their relics are real or not, but in the case of the shroud and the other head cloth, I think the evidence is strong enough to believe they are authentic.


36 posted on 12/22/2011 12:29:06 PM PST by Boogieman
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To: marshmallow

The power of the Resurrection captured in real time in a medium for all to see, before photography.

A 2-D image encoded with a 3-D image. Yeah, a flash will do that-—riiiiiight.

Next they will be saying that sharks with laser beams tied to their head did it. Who knew they could be so artistic?


37 posted on 12/22/2011 12:33:05 PM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. We have ideas-the Dems only have ideology.)
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To: coloradan

The Shroud has no paint pigment penetrating the linen fibers. Something else formed the image.


38 posted on 12/22/2011 12:36:22 PM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. We have ideas-the Dems only have ideology.)
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To: ransacked

Duh. Also - flossing after meals is an essential part of good dental health, Captain Obvious.


39 posted on 12/22/2011 12:43:34 PM PST by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: exit82

There exist some sunscreens which are volatile, e.g. cinnamate esters. So they protect against exposure, and then evaporate away completely. (After, say, 500 years to be sure to get every last drop.)


40 posted on 12/22/2011 7:42:53 PM PST by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: Pan_Yan

ping


41 posted on 12/22/2011 7:45:58 PM PST by Pan_Yans Wife ("Real solidarity means coming together for the common good."-Sarah Palin)
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