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Alright, well welcome back to the Shroud Wars debates series, after a 4-month hiatus its finally time to continue on the important discussion on the evidence from the Shroud of Turin. In this show we have two Shroud heavyweights (Bob Rucker and Hugh Farey) facing off against each other to address 2 main topics selected by each of the guests accordingly.
These topics include Bob Rucker’s analysis and explanation of the infamous 1988 C-14 data via neutron absorption as well as Hugh Farey’s take on the how the Shroud Images could have been artistically created in the medieval era.
I think the audience will find this show to be very informative and a fun time had by all!
Happy Easter everyone 😊
Recommended Sources (for further study):
Hugh Farey (skeptic side) Sources:
a) Hugh has provided us with the links to his two academic papers on the Shroud entitled “The Medieval Shroud”, see Part 1 (Feb 2018) = https://www.academia.edu/35960624/THEMEDIEVALSHROUD & also Part 2 (Feb 2019) = https://www.academia.edu/38192476/THEMEDIEVALSHROUD_2 .
b) Hugh is the former editor at the British Society for the Turin Shroud Newsletter which can be found on the new website here = https://www.bstsnewsletter.com/ and/or archives of the BSTS Newsletters can be found here = https://www.shroud.com/bstsmain.htm .
c) Unbelievable? Debate on the Shroud with Hugh Farey vs. Pro-Shroud expert Dr. Alan Whanger = https://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable/Episodes/Unbelievable-Is-the-Turin-Shroud-the-burial-cloth-of-Christ-Alan-Whanger-vs-Hugh-Farey .
e) An article on how Carbon-14 dating works as per Hugh’s recommendation was addressed in the show, see attachment here = C-14 HOW IT WORKS FROM HUGH FAREY SOURCE.
f) Hugh also recommended the following book on the Shroud entitled “Shroud of Turin: Uncovering the Paradox within the Archives Holy Shroud Guild” by Giorgio D. Bracaglia = https://www.ebay.com/itm/Shroud-of-Turin-Uncovering-the-Paradox-within-the-Archives-Holy-Shroud-Guild/372565978121?hash=item56bea9ac09:g:1f0AAOSw5tNcOl~i:rk:1:pf:1&frcectupt=true .
Robert (Bob) Rucker (Pro-side) Sources:
a) Bob’s main website on the Shroud is here = http://www.shroudresearch.net/home.html . Throughout the show Bob mentions various academic and popular level papers he has written on the Shroud, all those papers can be found here = http://www.shroudresearch.net/research.html .
b) Bob’s 3 Papers on the 1988 C-14 dating see Paper #11-13 on the research tab or in the attached documents here = The Carbon Dating Problem for the Shroud of Turin, Part 1 Background- ROB RUCKER and The Carbon Dating Problem for the Shroud of Turin, Part 2 Statistical Analysis- ROB RUCKER. and finally The Carbon Dating Problem for the Shroud of Turin, Part 3 The Neutron Absorption Hypothesis (1)- ROB RUCKER
c) Bob’s 4 Newest Papers that he wished to be made available for people see Papers #19-22 on the research tab of his website or read here = Understanding-the-Statistical-Analysis-of-Carbon-Dating-of-the-Shroud-of-Turin., Status-of-Research-on-the-Shroud-of-Turin., Testing-the-Neutron-Absorption-Hypothesis. and Image-Formation-on-the-Shroud-of-Turin
d) Videos of Bob Rucker; Bob Rucker and Gary Habermas speak on it at Liberty = https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_uQTXYMUqI (2 hours)
Or shorter Conference videos;
i) 2014 St. Louis Conference = https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Cjyvd2hMhg&feature=youtu.be&list=UUSv7BD9sKjIcA24ct1Hz_Aw (2014 1-hour conference and search for his Slides here = https://www.shroud.com/pdfs/stlruckerppt.pdf ).
ii) 2017 Conference by Bob Rucker Himself = see all presentations here = http://www.shroudresearch.net/conference-2017.html . Bob’s particular videos are here = https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GijvuwPeoX8 (on the 1988 C-14 stats argument- 40 mins) & https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tH5KEkWadWg (on the Neutron Absorption Hypothesis = 35 mins), https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8f9pmD7wm-E (Role of Radiation- 45 mins) & https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOmmIMrlEIA (Problems with Cloth Collapse Theory- Hugh and Bob discuss this about the Shroud being flat at the femtosecond of the Resurrection event).
e) Bob referenced a recent paper in Applied Optics that has been published about recreating the Shroud face using lasers, see attachment here = DiLazzaro 2D Reproduction A.O. 2019
f) A couple good books that Bob would recommend are “Resurrection of the Shroud: New Scientific, Medical, and Archeological Evidence” (2001) & “Test the Shroud: At the Atomic and Molecular Levels” (2016) by Mark Antonacci = https://www.amazon.ca/Resurrection-Shroud-Scientific-Archeological-Evidence/dp/0871319632 and https://www.amazon.ca/Test-Shroud-Atomic-Molecular-Levels/dp/0996430016/ref=sr11?keywords=test+the+shroud&qid=1555796306&s=books&sr=1-1-catcorr respectively.
h) Bob has also compiled a list of the various Questions and Answers he has provided in the comments into an attachment for everyone, see here = BOB RUCKER- Questions and Answers on the Shroud from S&S Boards