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For an illustration of how ambiguous the differences in the accounts can be, see Thomas Case's 1994 interview with Heller and Adler (The Shroud Of Turin And The C-14 Dating Fiasco [Cincinnati, Ohio: White Horse Press, 1998], 32-3, 74-5). It seems, then, that Adler identified the individual as Jerry Wasserman.
Two times, Case asks questions based on the assumption that the two ends of the thread dated to 200 A. As we'll see below, there's somebody who comes much closer to meeting Adler's description than Rossman does, so there's no need to speculate that Rossman was being called Jerry, that Adler mispronounced Rossman's last name, etc.
- Secondly, it's unlikely that he'd say that he didn't want to discuss the matter any further just after confessing.
While people sometimes do things that had seemed unlikely, and the scenario Benford described might have occurred, we're being asked to accept a sequence of events that's improbable upfront.
I don't claim to have even come close to resolving all of the difficulties.
But I think I can clarify some points, with a lot still unsettled. The fact that the garbled numbers we have seem so easily explainable is significant.
" In a presentation on May 11, 1995, Thomas D'Muhala, former president of STURP, referred to a scientist who conducted a pre-1988 dating test on the Shroud as "Jerry Wasserberg".
Unfortunately, the accounts have been largely unsubstantiated, vague, and inconsistent.Or perhaps one person had a significantly better memory than another. From the interview itself, you'd think both Heller and Adler agreed with the dating cited by Case. Both told me that the last name of the scientist identified by Adler sounded like "Wasserman".If Heller and Adler were both involved in arranging the test, and one assumed that the test went ahead as planned, whereas the other gradually learned some details over time about how the test was handled differently than expected, then that sort of scenario could have resulted in the disseminating of inconsistent accounts. But on page 33, Case tells us that Adler said the later end of the thread dated to 1200 A. One of them listened to the tape again and told me that Adler refers to the scientist as "Jerry" more than once.- What Sue Benford reported about her alleged telephone conversation with Rossman is unlikely to have occurred in a couple of ways.For one thing, it's unlikely that Rossman would confess to a stranger over the telephone.