that radiocarbon measurements on the shroud should be performed blind seem to the author to be lacking in merit; …
The development in the 1970s of new techniques for radio-carbon dating, which required much lower quantities of source material, prompted the Catholic Church to found the Shroud of Turin Research Project (S. Also present were Cardinal Ballestrero, four priests, archdiocese spokesperson Luigi Gonella, photographers, a camera operator, Michael Tite of the British Museum, and the labs' representatives.
that discarding the blind-test method would expose the results – whatever they may be – to suspicion of unreliability.
Shredding the samples would not solve the problem, while making it much more difficult and wasteful to clean the samples properly.
On 12 December 2003, Rogers received samples of both warp and weft threads that Prof.
Luigi Gonella claimed to have taken from the radiocarbon sample before it was distributed for dating.