Carbon dating the turin shroud
for 2 degrees of freedom, the critical value for a 0.05 [i.e. But according to Table 2 of the 1989 Nature article (see extract below) the Chi-square[Above (enlarge). As can be seen, sample 1 (the Shroud) contrasts markedly with the Chi-square values of the linen control samples 2 (0.1), 3 (1.3) and 4 (2.4), so already there was a serious, but unexplained problem.
According to my hacker theory, the solution to that problem is that unlike the radiocarbon dates of the control samples which were real, the dates of the Shroud samples were computer-generated by Arizona laboratory physicist Timothy W.
I am an Australian evangelical Christian in my 70s.
I am persuaded by the evidence that the Shroud of Turin is the burial sheet of Jesus Christ and bears His crucified and resurrected image.
The first certain historical record dates to the second half of the 14th century AD.The results, which were centralized by the British Museum and published in Nature in 1989, provided ‘conclusive evidence’ of the medieval origin of the artefact.However, the raw data were never released by the institutions.Mathematically, the calculations following Wilson-Ward, with EIGHT and FOUR data will give the same result.So why were this data reduced from EIGHT to FOUR???? conflicts with the historical deadline of 1355, when started the veneration of the Shroud in Lirey ... Leese [Morwen Leese the British Museum's statistician and a signatory to the 1989 Nature article] wrote a letter to Arizona (dated July 28 1988), asking to REDUCE the EIGHT data to FOUR, by considering the TWO runs made the same day, like ONE run.