Radiocarbon 14 dating of the shroud of turin
A January 20, 2005 article in the scholarly, peer-reviewed scientific journal Thermochimica Acta (Volume 425, pages 189-194, by Raymond N.
Rogers, Los Alamos National Laboratory, University of California) makes it perfectly clear: the carbon 14 dating sample cut from the Shroud in 1988 was not valid.
So much has happened in the twenty years since the shroud was carbon dated. That carbon dating exercise warrants more than a mild “some people question” attempt at balanced reporting. To still accept the carbon dating of the shroud, we must imagine that Robert Villarreal and his team of nine scientists at the prestigious Los Alamos National Laboratory were wrong when they showed that the carbon dating violated the first principle of carbon dating: the sample must represent the whole.
I remember a friend telling me how he had retrieved relics from a presbytery bin when the parish priest had disposed of them in the early 1980s.
This just shows how relics have been regarded by many more recently.
Source: One Episcopalian on Faith Over and over, we read in newspapers and blogs that the shroud was carbon dated thus proving it was medieval.
Sometimes, a reporter will mitigate by mentioning that some people question the results.