Other researchers have since suggested that the shroud is much older and that the dating process was incorrect because of neutron radiation – a process which is the result of nuclear fusion or nuclear fission during which free neutrons are released from atoms – and its interaction with the nuclei of other atoms to form new carbon isotopes.However, no plausible physical reason has yet been proposed to explain the origin of this neutron radiation.
, announced that the Shroud's radiocarbon date was "1260-1390! Benford and Marino claimed that the green colour of the Shroud sample area in the "Blue Quad Mosaic" photograph [Right (enlarge) ] supported their theory that the sample area was 60% 16th century cotton.
(Phys.org) —An earthquake in Old Jerusalem might be behind the famous image of the Shroud of Turin, says a group of researchers led by Alberto Carpinteri of the Politecnico di Torino in Italy in an article published in Springer's journal Meccanica.
They believe that neutron radiation caused by an earthquake could have induced the image of a crucified man – which many people believe to be that of Jesus – onto the length of linen cloth, and caused carbon-14 dating done on it in 1988 to be wrong.
I am an Australian evangelical Christian in my 70s. Which is about the length of the Ninety Mile Beach in Victoria, Australia, only a part of which is shown right. M., 2012, "New Photographs of Arizona Radiocarbon Dating Laboratory Samples," Shroud.com, November 21.
I am persuaded by the evidence that the Shroud of Turin is the burial sheet of Jesus Christ and bears His crucified and resurrected image. This is part #1 of my concluding summary of the evidence that the 1988 radiocarbon dating of the Shroud of Turin as "mediaeval ... Therefore the 1988 radiocarbon dating of the Shroud as "1260-1390" has effectively no chance of being correct, given that the Shroud is authentic (see above), and therefore first century. Hall stated it was "totally impossible" (his emphasis) that the Shroud could have a radiocarbon date of 1260-1390, yet its actual date was "AD 100" or less.■ Conventional explanations of the discrepancy all fail. T., 2010, "Investigating a Dated [sic] Piece of the Shroud of Turin," Radiocarbon, Vol 52, No 4.
Very small samples from the Shroud of Turin have been dated by accelerator mass spectrometry in laboratories at Arizona, Oxford and Zurich.It is, in fact, the focus of an intensive scientific investigation that reads like a mystery story. The face, hauntingly serene in death, would grace a masterpiece of art.The body, anatomically correct, bears the frightful marks of scourging, crucifixion and piercing -perhaps by thorns and lance. Its owner was a famed knight - Geoffrey de Charny, Seigneur of Lirey.In the process, neutrons are produced without gamma emissions.Analogously, the researchers theorize further that neutron flux increments, in correspondence to seismic activity, should be a result of the same reactions.