The Fraud of Turin


Researchers in France have successfully created a duplicate of the Shroud of Turin using a technique that would have been available in the Middle Ages. This is signficant because:

The experiments…answer several claims made by the pro-Shroud camp, which says the marks could not have been painted onto the cloth.

I'm not sure, however, that the headline "Turin Shroud confirmed as fake" is justified. Just because the image definitely could have been created by mundane means long after Jesus's death in a process consistent with the technology of the time doesn't necessarily mean that the image wasn't in fact the product of a miracle. And that's the point. Nothing will ever prove that the image wasn't the product of a miracle. (Link via Sploid.)