Servant of the Secret Fire

Random thoughts on books and life in the reality-based community

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The name I've chosen comes from "Lord of the Rings," when Gandalf faces down the Balrog in the Mines of Moria. My Hebrew name is Esther (which is related to the word for "hidden" or "secret") Serafina (which means "burning"). This seems appropriate because although I don't usually put myself forward, I do care very passionately about a lot of things. Maybe through these blogs I can share some of these passions, as well as less weighty ideas and opinions, with others.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Shroud Of Turin Stirs A New Controversy

Well, they considered starting a "Science" section and consulted the people over at scienceblogs, who, from their posts, appeared to be quite literally ROTFL(Their)AO. Not only did they point out the presence of a lot of pseudoscientific garbage on this site (fine that it's here, but NOT if goes into a section labeled "Science"), but also the fact that this is not a free and open forum, which is one reason I have to put my posts up on my blog, to make sure they don't "disappear."

On the story itself, I suppose Satan must have been behind the "skewing" of the dating by the fire that charred it. (Has anyone ever shown, by the way, that carbon-14 dating IS ever skewed by putting the object involved through a fire?, Somehow, it was "miraculously" skewed, not by 500 years or 1700, but by 1300, which just "happens" to date it to EXACTLY the century during which it first appeared in the historical record. Amazing.
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost


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