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Actually, you could find the same sort of 'irresolvables' in anything that people were motivated enough to investigate so thoroughly. I think the reason that the Shroud generates so many paradoxes is that people are so intensely interested in it and will go to the limits of knowledge trying to prove or disprove that it is genuine.

Look at the carbon dating tests. They took a few threads from it and dated them to exactly the century when the Shroud is first historically documented. With any other piece of cloth that would be it. But people who desperately wanted it to be genuine went the extra mile and figured out how it could have accidently picked up some extra carbon-14 during a fire. Now there is research going on about the effects of smoke on Carbon-14 content. Would anyone bother with this if the authenticity of the Shroud of Turin weren't involved?

So rather than being something special about the Shroud itself it's simply the quixotic nature of human knowledge that is being demonstrated. And I think that is what the 'trickster' archetype is really about. The Shroud is just the accidental focal point.

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The shroud of Turin and synchronicity 1633 Paul Cochrane 27-Feb-04 06:28
Re: The shroud of Turin and synchronicity 410 Anne-Marie 27-Feb-04 07:13
Moderator Note 393 Jaimi 27-Feb-04 21:17
Re: The shroud of Turin and synchronicity 395 Lee McGiffen 27-Feb-04 12:32
Re: The shroud of Turin and synchronicity 448 Kboldt 27-Feb-04 14:00
Re: The shroud of Turin and synchronicity 398 fiascohoho 27-Feb-04 14:49
Re: The shroud of Turin and synchronicity 415 Lee McGiffen 27-Feb-04 15:10
D'Adamo... talk about synchronicity 462 ananda 27-Feb-04 16:33
Re: The shroud of Turin and synchronicity 374 fiascohoho 27-Feb-04 16:35
Re: The shroud of Turin and synchronicity 618 SunSword 27-Feb-04 18:36
Need source for your claim 429 ananda 27-Feb-04 18:57
Re: Need source for your claim 440 SunSword 27-Feb-04 22:19
No source or evidence? 455 ananda 27-Feb-04 22:44
Re: No source or evidence? 400 fiascohoho 28-Feb-04 00:10
Re: No source or evidence? 470 SunSword 28-Feb-04 00:40
Re: Need source for your claim 444 Zosimos 27-Feb-04 23:04
Re: Need source for your claim 430 ananda 28-Feb-04 00:44
Are you assuming... 346 ananda 29-Feb-04 20:15
Re: Are you assuming... 383 SunSword 01-Mar-04 14:39
Re: Are you assuming... 404 ArmchairObserver 01-Mar-04 15:50
Re: Are you assuming... 390 SunSword 01-Mar-04 17:23
Re: Need source for your claim 296 Paul Cochrane 28-Feb-04 04:26
Blood Types 434 jameske 28-Feb-04 15:51
Re: Blood Types 430 Lee McGiffen 29-Feb-04 12:30
Re: Blood Types 332 jameske 29-Feb-04 14:40
Re: Blood Types 440 ananda 29-Feb-04 15:36
Re: Blood Types 415 jameske 01-Mar-04 14:09
Re: Blood Types 422 SunSword 29-Feb-04 18:15
Re: Blood Types 427 jameske 01-Mar-04 14:03
Re: Blood Types 402 Paul Cochrane 01-Mar-04 03:16
Re: Blood Types 445 Lee McGiffen 01-Mar-04 11:32
Re: Blood Types 727 Paul Cochrane 03-Mar-04 01:09
Re: The shroud of Turin and synchronicity 396 ArmchairObserver 27-Feb-04 16:15
Re: The shroud of Turin and synchronicity 416 ananda 27-Feb-04 16:44
Re: The shroud of Turin and synchronicity 433 ArmchairObserver 27-Feb-04 17:40
Re: The shroud of Turin and synchronicity 413 Paul Cochrane 28-Feb-04 04:48
Re: The shroud of Turin and synchronicity 469 Paul Cochrane 28-Feb-04 04:43
Re: The shroud of Turin and synchronicity 424 Paul Cochrane 28-Feb-04 04:18
Re: The shroud of Turin and synchronicity 425 Mark Staab 27-Feb-04 16:48
Re: The shroud of Turin and synchronicity 436 Paul Cochrane 28-Feb-04 04:55
Re: The shroud of Turin and synchronicity 385 Mark Staab 28-Feb-04 05:43
Re: The shroud of Turin and synchronicity 423 Paul Cochrane 28-Feb-04 06:22
Re: The shroud of Turin and synchronicity 442 Zosimos 27-Feb-04 17:01
Re: The shroud of Turin and synchronicity 405 Mark Staab 27-Feb-04 17:17
Re: The shroud of Turin and synchronicity 443 Zosimos 27-Feb-04 18:25
Re: The shroud of Turin and synchronicity 476 Mark Staab 27-Feb-04 19:53
Mod remark 434 Kees 27-Feb-04 20:13
Re: Mod remark 462 Mark Staab 27-Feb-04 22:08
Re: Mod remark 383 Zosimos 27-Feb-04 22:36
Re: Mod remark 402 Mark Staab 27-Feb-04 23:27
Moderator note 420 Jaimi 28-Feb-04 04:29
Re: Moderator note 407 Mark Staab 28-Feb-04 05:46
Re: The shroud of Turin and synchronicity 438 Paul Cochrane 28-Feb-04 05:08
Re: The shroud of Turin and synchronicity 406 fisherman 27-Feb-04 17:41
Re: The shroud of Turin and synchronicity 416 Paul Cochrane 28-Feb-04 05:41
Belief, Proof and what does it matter 398 Elizabeth Newton 29-Feb-04 06:54
Re: Belief, Proof and what does it matter 386 fiascohoho 29-Feb-04 08:30
Re: Belief, Proof and what does it matter 412 Elizabeth Newton 29-Feb-04 11:52
Re: Belief, Proof and what does it matter 423 Elizabeth Newton 29-Feb-04 14:07
Re: Belief, Proof and what does it matter 425 fiascohoho 29-Feb-04 15:40
Re: Belief, Proof and what does it matter 428 Paul Cochrane 01-Mar-04 03:56
Re: Belief, Proof and what does it matter 390 Paul Cochrane 01-Mar-04 03:32
Re: Belief, Proof and what does it matter 421 Elizabeth Newton 01-Mar-04 15:00
Re: The shroud of Turin and synchronicity 429 Trygve Hogebol 29-Feb-04 18:37
Re: The shroud of Turin and synchronicity 354 Paul Cochrane 01-Mar-04 04:24


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