Carbon dating christian perspective
Dates were estimated according to the supposed rate of deposition of rocks, and figures of several hundred million years were bandied out; usually arrived at through inspired guesswork rather than anything else.With the discovery of radiometric dating, it became possible for the first time to attempt precise figures.
These elements have much longer half-lives than Carbon, and in some cases can be cross-referenced if more than one of these elements is present in avolcanic tuft.
The time-scale of the fundamentalist or Creationist Judeo-Christian is based on a word-for-word reading of the first book of the Bible, and assumes a total age of the earth and the cosmos of a mere 5 or 6,000 (some Creationists allow 10,000) years.
Astronomy and Geology, working on scientific data built up over the last two centuries or so, assumes the Earth to be very ancient, more in keeping with the eastern than the western (Graeco-Judeo-Christian) perspectives.
If Oxford’s dating is correct, the “Birmingham Koran” was created between 568 AD and 645 AD, while Muhammad is believed to have lived between AD570 to AD632.“At the very latest, it was made before the first formal text of the Koran is supposed to have been collated at the behest of the caliph Uthman, the third of the Prophet’s successors, in 653.
At the earliest it could date back to Muhammad’s childhood, or possibly even before his birth,” the paper reports.