Friday, 21 March 2008

Shroud mystery 'refuses to go away'

Shroud mystery 'refuses to go away' (BBC News, Friday, 21 March 2008)

If one merely consults the BBC News site for weather predictions or to learn about the number of red lights ignored by a Tory cyclist the other day, it may be easy to forget how far apart the BBC is from serious journalism. The above article helps to remind us. It claims the existence of "conflict of evidence" where there is none. If there is a conflict, it is between serious scientists and religious crackpots who distort the evidence to match the conclusions they desire, reinforced by gullible journalists who are too stupid or too lazy or both to read up on the subject. All reliable investigations point to only one conclusion: the Shroud of Turin was created in the 14th century. The artist was even identified by Pierre d'Arcis, Bishop of Troyes, documented in a letter dated 1389.

It is not the Shroud mystery that 'refuses to go away', it is dilettantism at the BBC that refuses to take a hike.

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