mardi, juin 28, 2005

how to make a holy relic

I love science. And the irrational way in which humanity clings to its beliefs despite all evidence to the contrary.
New Doubt over Turin Shroud's Origins
A French magazine has carried out experiments that again cast doubt on the authenticity of the Shroud of Turin, believed by some Christians to be their religion's holiest relic.

"A medieval technique helped us to make a Shroud," Science et Vie (Science and Life) said in its July issue.

The Shroud is claimed by its defenders to be the cloth in which the body of Jesus Christ was wrapped after his crucifixion.

The experiments, said Science et Vie, answer several claims made by the pro-Shroud camp, which says the marks could not have been painted onto the cloth.

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