Aug 28, 2017. Russ Breault, who first became interested in the Shroud of Turin when. through carbon dating that the Shroud of Turin originated around 1260. Radiocarbon dating the Shroud of Turin. A critical review of the Nature report (authored by Damon et al) with a complete unbiased statistical analysis by Remi. Finally Ray Rogers, who had accepted the carbon dating, decided to disprove a crazy explanation from what he called the lunatic fringe. The crazy idea was that.