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Robert Villarreal on the invalidity of the 1988 carbon dating of the Shroud

 Robert Villarreal of the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), a chemist who led a team of nine scientists at the LANL facility who examined material from the carbon 14 sampling region. This is from a report he made at a conference at Ohio State University in August of 2008.

[T]he age-dating process [in 1988] failed to recognize one of the first rules of analytical chemistry that any sample taken for characterization of an area or population must necessarily be representative of the whole. The part must be representative of the whole. Our analyses of the three thread samples taken from the Raes and C-14 sampling corner showed that this was not the case.

Villarreal is one of several scientists who confirmed the findings of Raymond Rogers that the 1988 carbon dating was invalid.

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