It suggests an utter lack of intellectual rigor and seriousness.
Those quoted in the stories about the Birmingham manuscript, such as historian Tom Holland, librarian Keith Small, and their respective employers, should be thoroughly embarrassed.
In fact, there is an entire , prior to the Prophet’s lifetime.
Of course, if one was inclined to accept that the Birmingham manuscript, in spite of all of this, predates the birth of the Prophet Muḥammad, then the Qurʾān would be an even greater miracle than any Muslim had ever imagined, given that what were previously contemporary historical events now have no other explanation but divine prophecy.
The y-axis is the measured BP age and the x-axis is the calculated BP age (x = 1950 - tree ring age) in 5-year intervals(III). The measured BP age ranges from 646 to 415 (231) years is condensed to 70 years (570-500).The Qurʾān contains names and events that could not predate the Prophet’s birth.For instance, Muḥammad’s name is mentioned four times in the text of the Qurʾān.As this is not feasible, it is recommended that the 1sd counting error of 18 in BP years be doubled in order to obtain a more reliable estimate of the total imprecision of the C dating of the VM’s parchment(V).A more realistic value for the U of A’s mean value would be 516±36 BP years, or 1424±13 AD years, instead of 1421±8.5 AD years.