Satsuki, 35, showed off her enviable figure in a tiny black triangle bikini as she ran along the sands, while Lewis, 40, who is most well-known for playing Smith Jerrod in SATC, looked as muscular as ever in a pair of green and black board shorts.
Jon Jefferson, who along with Bill Bass, makes up the author(s) Jefferson Bass of The Inquisitor’s Key, writes about his researching the novel in Fact/Fiction: The beautifully blurry line – in writing, life, and religion: But what I wondered about more was the image on the Shroud.
For more than a century now – ever since a photographic negative of the Shroud created a more haunting, ghostly image – scientists have weighed in, time and again, on both sides of the authenticity question. I guess we will need to wait until May 8, the planned release date, to find out Hardcover, Kindle and large-print editions will be available then.
One of these scientists – a friend of mine, a former medical illustrator who’s now a forensic anthropologist – has published a journal article explaining (and demonstrating) a simple “dust transfer” technique that a medieval artist I thought the world had forgotten about the strange theory of Emily A. The Shroud of Turin may be the real burial cloth of Jesus.
The carbon dating, once seemingly proving it was a medieval fake, is now widely thought of as suspect and meaningless.
Even the famous Atheist Richard Dawkins admits it is controversial.
Christopher Ramsey, the director of the Oxford Radiocarbon Laboratory, thinks more testing is needed. This is because there are significant scientific and non-religious reasons to doubt the validity of the tests.
Chemical analysis, all nicely peer-reviewed in scientific journals and subsequently confirmed by numerous chemists, shows that samples tested are chemically unlike the whole cloth.
It was probably a mixture of older threads and newer threads woven into the cloth as part of a medieval repair.
Recent robust statistical studies add weight to this theory.
Philip Ball, the former physical science editor for Nature when the carbon dating results were published, recently wrote: “It’s fair to say that, despite the seemingly definitive tests in 1988, the status of the Shroud of Turin is murkier than ever.” If we wish to be scientific we must admit we do not know how old the cloth is.
But if the newer thread is about half of what was tested – and some evidence suggests that – it is possible that the cloth is from the time of Christ.
No one has a good idea how front and back images of a crucified man came to be on the cloth.