Originally posted by sonhouse
I like the second one too: So Resurrections causes earthquakes?
The dating of the shroud of Turin is really unimportant, because there is no known way to get an accurate date on it anyway. The important thing is that all the evidence points to the fact that it is at least 99% certain to be the burial cloth of Jesus Christ, because it has a miracle image of evidence of the details of his crucifixion murder that fits exactly with the unique way Jesus Christ is reported to have been executed by the Romans as told in the Christian New Testament.
There is just too much evidence in support of its authenticity to even worry about discovering a method to accurately date the Shroud. Any reasonable person would not dismiss the overwhelming verifiable evidence that it is what it has always been claimed to be thoughout its history because of not having a accurate way to date it.
If this were a fake created by some genius in the past, one would first need to show how some person could possible know about technologies we have today so these features about the Shroud could only be detected today. They would also have to discover new technologies that are unknown today that could place this miracle image on the cloth. Scientists that have examined the Shroud of Turin say there is no known way to produce an image that has ALL of the properties exhibited by the image on the Shroud. Plus this person would have had to collected and placed all the plants with there pollen that only grow in certain areas on the Shroud to make it appear that it had been in Jerusalem, Turkey, etc. to agree with the historical movement of the Shroud from Jerusalem to its present location.
That is only a fraction of the problems a person or a team of experts trying to fake the Shroud as the burial cloth of Christ would have to overcome. I see no other conclusion, consdering what is known about the Shroud of Turin and the Sudarium of Oviedo other than these two cloths are the burial cloth of Jesus and the table napkin used to cover the face as Jesus was taken down from the cross.