When I read this article, I thought of so many song lyrics… “the Glory of God has defeated the night” and “the light meets the dark” both seem pretty perfect.
We can deduce that the image was not formed by contact between linen and body.
There are no signs of putrefaction near the orifices, which usually occur around 40 hours after death. Consequently, the image is not the result of putrefaction gases and the corpse was not left in the sheet for more than two days.
To summarize, the ‘hypothesis’ is that the image imprinted on the shroud is the result of short-range electromagnetic energy (atomic and ionic level) by means of extreme ultraviolet radiation (invisible light).
— The “atomic and ionic level” of this kind of energy is at the very basic elements of matter.
— This light is indirectly detectable, travels at short wavelengths, and is invisible to the human eye.
— The power of the light source that created the image on the Shroud is some 34 thousand times stronger than anything we can replicate by lasers.
This is what I get from this article and all the research about the Shroud of Turin:
Sometime, in the darkness of the tomb, a light so brilliant — so otherworldly — burst from within the linen shroud. A light… that powers the universe, that drives creation, that is more powerful than anything we can imagine, much less recreate. And it shone so fiercely and so briefly that it left a slight coloration behind. It’s beyond our comprehension, beyond science.
If I was incredibly brilliant, I would research the profound mystery of solar neutrinos and recent studies that show neutrinos can move through matter and faster than the speed of light. Something about all these light/life/matter/energy-related topics makes me wonder how it could all be connected, in strange and mysterious ways.
How incredible is our Creator?
I hope there’s a home movie in heaven of what happened in the tomb. I wonder if we would even be able to handle that kind of light…
**edit: All of the above is based on speculation, inconclusive evidence, and presumption. Dates are undetermined, science cannot contain it, and there is no such dogma or doctrine about believing in miracles. Skeptics beware.
Regardless of the scientific proof of anything, I still think it’s an incredible idea, and unless there’s proof of what actually did happen, we’re all free to imagine. So, welcome to my imagination… where God totally blows all the rules of science and physics and logic out the window.