Archive for October, 2009

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Italian Scientist Reproduces Shroud of Turin

The authenticity of the shroud of Turin has been disputed for centuries – and it has confounded science for decades. It’s widely thought to be a fake from medieval times, but no one has been able to figure out how it would have been created. Until now apparently. I’ve often wondered when science would finally claim to have cracked this case…

ROME — An Italian scientist says he has reproduced the Shroud of Turin, a feat that he says proves definitively that the linen some Christians revere as Jesus Christ’s burial cloth is a medieval fake.
The shroud, measuring 14 feet, 4 inches by 3 feet, 7 inches bears the image, eerily reversed like a photographic negative, of a crucified man some believers say is Christ.
“We have shown that is possible to reproduce something which has the same characteristics as the Shroud,” Luigi Garlaschelli, who is due to illustrate the results at a conference on the para-normal this weekend in northern Italy, said on Monday…

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Obama passes on meeting with the Dalai Lama

Politics aside, the Dalai Lama’s rare wisdom is so incredibly attuned to help us deal with our modern dilemmas – I imagine that his counsel would be very, very helpful for any world leader, particularly one such as Obama with huge decisions to make very quickly about the war. If I could offer only one kernal of advice to Obama it would be to seek out as much time with the Dalai Lama as possible…

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President Obama passes on meeting with the Dalai Lama

The Dalai Lama was in Washington this week meeting with politicians, scientists, and students. Notably missing from the schedule was President Obama who will meet with His Holiness after a November meeting with Chinese leader Hu Jintao.
The Dalai Lama was in the United States this week visiting with dignitaries and politicians on his continuing mission of the regaining the sovereignty of Tibet which has been on going for decades.
He spoke with students at the American University, scientist, and politicians. But so far he as not met with President Obama which would be the first time a sitting President as not had an audience with the religious leader.
President Obama has agreed to meet with him only after meeting with Chinese leader Hu Jintao in November. This move by the President has caused a curious stir in politics in Washington.

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