Friday, March 07, 2008

Christ in Hi-Def

"The Turin shroud, the 14- by 4-foot linen long believed to have been wrapped around Jesus' body after the crucifixion, has entered the digital age.

A huge 12.8 billion-pixel image was made of the linen, on which the smudged outline of the body of a man is indelibly impressed. The image was made following a Vatican request to obtain the most detailed reproduction of the yellowing ancient cloth. The technology allows a level of scrutiny of the linen as never achieved before..."

It will be interesting to learn what, if anything, new will be discovered.
I tend to be in the 'yeah, it's real' camp. The fact that none of the experts and scientists can agree or confirm anything about it beyond a doubt just shows that faith is stronger than "fact" sometimes. And that's not necessarily a bad thing.

I'm a little disappointed that the accompanying photo in the article looks like crap.
But, then again, my monitor ain't HD. Just looks like a blurry close-up to me.


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