Comment: That textile historian wasn't the woman I was referring to.

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That textile historian wasn't the woman I was referring to.

It was Sue Benford, who came to discover what she did in 1997 and eventually presented a paper on her findings, co-written by her equally non-credentialed husband. It's true that not all scientists have accepted her findings. As stated in the film, the primary reason her work was dismissed was because... she wasn't a scientist. Among the naysayers were a couple members of STRP (the Shroud of Turin Research Project), the group of scientists granted a week to study the shroud back in 1988, at which time the carbon dating was done. But later, well... I wouldn't want to give it away. It's a great story!

Discovery Channel - Unwrapping The Shroud of Turin New Evidence http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWyiZtagxX8

P.S. It's not that anyone claimed the carbon dating itself was incorrect. The issue was: of what relevance is the dating of a section of the shroud proven to have been patched?

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir