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It's nonsense. But it's still news?

By Phil Lawler ( bio - articles - email ) | Mar 24, 2005

    He's an English teacher, with no scientific credentials at all.

  • He has a theory about how the image appeared on the Shroud of Turin. This theory is not based on studying the Shroud-- he hasn't done that-- but on his own background doodling.
  • A scientist who has studied the Shroud dismissed the theory immediately, citing real scientific evidence.
  • And yet the homemade theory-- already disproven-- was given prominent attention on a national television news broadcast.

Based on that information, can you guess whether the English teacher's theory was an attempt to prove or disprove the authenticity of the Shroud?

No fair peeking until you've given your own answer.

Phil Lawler has been a Catholic journalist for more than 30 years. He has edited several Catholic magazines and written eight books. Founder of Catholic World News, he is the news director and lead analyst at See full bio.

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