Carbon dating quran
Radiocarbon dating, which is also referred to as carbon dating or carbon-14 dating, is a method for determining the age of an object containing organic material by using the properties of radiocarbon C14, a radioactive isotope of carbon.The technique is good for everything between 30 years old.There have been clear instances of carbon-dating specifying a timeframe that is undermined by a study of language (such as dialect or idiom), of script and of what I will call circumstantial evidence, namely what is known from written histories or from archaeological remains about the spread of texts and of ideas.French scholar François Déroche, for example, argued in 2014 that carbon-dating seems to offer too early a time period for the Umayyad-era (661-750 CE) Qurans that he has examined.If the reader is the enemy of a library, radiocarbon dating is the enemy of the collections because the researcher has to cut out few centimeters of the manuscript for dating. There are some problems affecting the accuracy of carbon dating such as destruction of a tiny part of manuscript, danger of material contamination, application of solvent, regional peculiarities, environmental and climate changes, etc., which sometimes give rise to ambiguity when it comes to the results of carbon dating.
The tiny radioactive one is produced in the atmosphere around the earth by cosmic beings.When we die, the radioactive carbon stops being added to our body.In autopsy, it can be measured out how much C12, C13 and C14 is available in relation to the time as the rate is stable between the three.When I wrote the proposal of the precedent German-French project under the name of "Coranica”, I wanted absolutely to have some budget and facilities required for carbon dating in a systematic way. Before our project started, there were about ten times that manuscripts had been carbon dated. Carbon dating is a technique that has been well accepted in the world in realm of archeology.It was discovered after the Second World War II by an American physician, Willard F. It is accepted worldwide and often applied by the discipline of archeology to study early history, pre-history, etc.
IQNA conducted an interview with the researcher during his visit to Tehran on the carbon dating of the Quranic old manuscripts and some other relevant issues.