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Old 15th December 2015, 10:26 AM   #2039
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Originally Posted by JayUtah View Post
They're not even really inference. They're pretty much just pure conjecture. "I see this and I speculate that this cause produced them." If that speculation were based in any way upon fact or defensible chains of causation, that would be worth paying attention to. That would be an inference worth exploring. But when it's just pure, circular attribution then it has no value whatsoever. The inductive gap in such a situation is infinitely wide.

The only actual inference Jabba is making is that the carbon dating must be wrong because the shroud is authentic. All the speculation about undetected patches and repairs is just an attempt to come up with justifications for this.
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