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[*] Post 497848 posted on 31-8-2015 at 19:24 Reply With Quote
World's oldest Quoran fragment before Mohammed?



Carbon dating




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Scholars believe a copy of the Koran held in England may be even older than the Prophet Muhammad.

Carbon dating of a fragment from a Koran stored at a Birmingham library suggests that the book was produced between 568 and 645 A.D., said scientists at the University of Oxford, but Islamic scholars generally believe Muhammad lived between 570 and 632 A.D.

If the carbon dating is accurate, the Koran was made before the first formal text was assembled on orders from the caliph Uthman in 653 — and it could date from Muhammad’s childhood or even before his birth, reported The Times of London.

That’s comparable to the discovery of gospel sayings dating from Jesus Christ’s infancy, academics say.

“According to Muslim tradition, the Prophet Muhammad received the revelations that form the Qur’an, the scripture of Islam, between the years AD 610 and 632, the year of his death,” explained Professor David Thomas, Professor of Christianity and Islam and Nadir Dinshaw Professor of Interreligious Relations at the University of Birmingham.
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[*] Post 497855 posted on 1-9-2015 at 08:51 Reply With Quote


They'll deem it to be a conspiracy...
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[*] Post 497860 posted on 1-9-2015 at 14:57 Reply With Quote


Sadly C14 dating is only a guide and cannot be the only requirement for dating.

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Dating considerations
Main article: Radiocarbon dating considerations

The variation in the 14
C/12
C ratio in different parts of the carbon exchange reservoir means that a straightforward calculation of the age of a sample based on the amount of 14
C it contains will often give an incorrect result. There are several other possible sources of error that need to be considered. The errors are of four general types:

variations in the 14
C/12
C ratio in the atmosphere, both geographically and over time;
isotopic fractionation;
variations in the 14
C/12
C ratio in different parts of the reservoir;
contamination.
from WIKI
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