Shroud of turin carbon dating results
Not that it shouldn’t be so categorized, but journalists who write these stories invariably have only a sketchy and often outdated understanding of the science of the shroud. Now, other arguments from history and other scientific disciplines that suggest that the shroud is much older warrant consideration and mention.
So much has happened in the twenty years since the shroud was carbon dated. That carbon dating exercise warrants more than a mild “some people question” attempt at balanced reporting. To still accept the carbon dating of the shroud, we must imagine that Robert Villarreal and his team of nine scientists at the prestigious Los Alamos National Laboratory were wrong when they showed that the carbon dating violated the first principle of carbon dating: the sample must represent the whole.
(Reported August 15, 2008, at the Ohio State University Shroud of Turin scientific conference).
To still accept the old carbon dating, we must also imagine that a comprehensive twelve page article in the scientific journal (Jul/Aug 2008) is simply wrong.
Englishman Timothy Jull is irrefutably a leading specialist in accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS) dating.A study conducted on a sample of the Shroud of Turin confirms that the cloth dates from the Middle Ages.