Thursday, February 13, 2014

Seriously, is it the silly season for debunker theories?

Image: public domain

     There is no Bermuda Triangle, recently announced NOAA. (See previous post.)  Now, there may or may not be anything supernatural as cause for the mysterious happenings in the Bermuda Triangle, but NOAA coming out with an official statement that there is no other worldly explanation doesn't make it so. Neither is the military explanation for Mothman (glow in the dark para-troopers.) Or the famous mating hedgehogs explanation for crop circles so many years ago. Or giant gas bubbles in the Loch for Nessie sightings.
     Past day or two brought us NOAA's assurance there is no there there swirling about, as well as this item about the cause behind the Shroud of Turin:

Is an earthquake behind the Shroud of Turin image? | HeritageDaily – Heritage & Archaeology News: An earthquake in Old Jerusalem might be behind the famous image of the Shroud of Turin, says a group of researchers led by Alberto Carpinteri of the Politecnico di Torino in Italy in an article published in Springer’s journal Meccanica. They believe that neutron radiation caused by an earthquake could have induced the image of a crucified man – which many people believe to be that of Jesus – onto the length of linen cloth, and caused carbon-14 dating done on it in 1988 to be wrong.

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