Carbon dating shroud video
It is assumed this was made from a coin from the Pilate era? If you have a few clustered dates which are close to each other, then an average will in general be more accurate.
This doesn't work in this case because one is having people average dates which are wildly off from each other, but the basic idea is sound.
Why would someone who doesn’t believe in god or the authenticity of the shroud have any personal objection to testing it? Worst case scenario they determine that the shroud was contemporary to the period in question.
No, it means they want something similar to compare the test if the shroud with. I'm sure any reputable independent non-biased facility would be happy to test the shroud to see how old it is.
But if so then this would show that they do not want to test the actual shroud, for what reason I can think of is that the shroud could actually have some surprising test results that would support the shroud's authenticity.
(That's my theory since it seems many of the men involved were atheist or non-religious which can cause bias) I've also seen numerous other claims such as the 1988 testing violating 14 protocols, and that the piece they tested does not match the actual shroud piece.
them ideology), anyone giving an objective view from the outside would see that such an explanation is ridiculous.
Doing it correctly is tricky;one should weigh dates more if one considers them to be more reliable, and deciding how to do that is in general not easy.
This sort of thing is pretty vulnerable to monkeying with if one wants a specific result, but the basic idea is sound.
The more similar the control, the more accurately you would expect the measurements of the control to match the measurement of the shroud if they were indeed from the same time period.
And as far as a forgery is concerned, what motive is there for such forgery?