Is there photographic proof of the cotton fibers?
Cotton fiber removed from frayed end of Raes thread R14. 315X Magnification. Photograph by John L. Brown, materials specialist at Georgia Tech. This findings have been confirmed by Robert Villarreal and a team of nine scientists at the Los Alamos National Laboratory. This is one of several factors that completely invalidates the carbon dating of the Shroud of Turin because there is no cotton in the main part of the Shroud and a significant amount of cotton fibers twisted into the thread in the carbon dating area.