It is not meant to write the report for you.
It is part of a larger curriculum that leads to a Postgraduate Certificate in Shroud Studies. Here is a brief description: This program offers a systematic approach to the intellectual challenges posed by the Shroud of Written book report, as well as the opportunity to go deeper into the message that it proposes to the faith and to the heart of believers.
Since this is a postgraduate course, certain academic requirements must be met to obtain accreditation, but there is an option to just audit the classes if you prefer. To do so, students are only required to complete the courses and conferences, after which they will receive a certificate of attendance.
See the website for additional details and Registration information. Speakers included ENI chemist, Dr. Marco Ricci, who provided the basic elements for understanding the procedure, Dr.
Marco Riani of the University of Parma, with a robust statistical analysis on the 14 C dating by the three laboratories to which the task was officially assigned. However, when the dates were announced I realized that I would be in the air and flying to Rome to teach my course at the Ateneo Pontificio Regina Apostolorum on May 5th, the first day of the meeting.
Instead I will provide you with the best information I have to date and will update this story again as more information becomes available. On May 3, the following article appeared in the Turin newspaper La Stampa: Gli esperti riaprono il caso Doubts on the age of the Shroud.
Experts re-open the case. The Italian language article was excellent and covered the CIS meeting in detail. Fortunately, Joe Marino was kind enough to provide us with the following Google translation: Among these is Paolo Di Lazzaro, research director of the Esnea di Frascati, who in his speech will remember as "the calculation that transforms the number of C atoms in the age of a tissue" present "greater uncertainties compared to other solid samples bones, artefacts, etc.
In particular, Beta Analytic states that "tissue dating is performed only in the context of multidisciplinary research", and that "samples taken from a tissue treated with additives or preservatives generate a false radiocarbon age".
The Shroud has in the past been in contact with preservative and anti-moth materials, which could therefore have distorted the dating Theology and the Turin Shroud Our good friend Dr.
Gary Chiang of Redeemer University in Ancaster, Ontario, Canada, recently announced that he is organizing an international Shroud conference titled, "Science: Theology and the Turin Shroud" to take place on Augustat his university. We will include any new information as soon as it becomes available.
Ancaster is accessible via three airports Toronto, Hamilton, Buffalo. Tentative cost of registration: We hope this price will also include food, and can confirm that the closer we are to the date. It does not include accommodation. Once the contract has been worked out with the university, a web page will be created for registration and accommodation.
If you have any questions, contact me at shroudconference gmail. We also have a special student rate hoping to encourage young academics to become involved. Boi - Archaeometry, First published 03 May Here is the abstract: In the dorsal image of the cloth, the crucifixion position shows the left foot on top of the right one; in the frontal view, the feet are almost parallel.
The nail used in the crucifixion was driven through the foot. Because of this parallelism, both ankles show a plantar flexion that is dissimilar in the dorsal images.
We describe for the first time the anatomical study of the image of the Shroud through modern concepts. At the level of biomechanics and anatomy, the image on the Shroud of Turin does not comply with modern knowledge; in fact, the image fails with regard to some aspects that we cannot interpret yet.
Here is an excerpt from the article: The viewing window was framed with wooden latticework. Louis Conference, Shroud of Turin: The Controversial Intersection of Faith and Scienceand brings his earlier work up to date.
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