Oldest dating religion
“Our results suggest that, rather than having left in a separate wave, most of the genomes of Papuans and Aboriginal Australians can be traced back to a single ‘Out of Africa’ event which led to modern worldwide populations,” said Manjinder Sandhu, a senior author from the Sanger Institute and University of Cambridge, in a statement released by the university.
“There may have been other migrations, but the evidence so far points to one exit event.” Around 50,000 years ago, the wave of migration reached Sahul, a prehistoric supercontinent composed of present-day Australia, Tasmania and New Guinea prior to their separation by rising sea levels 10,000 years ago.
However, according to new radiocarbon tests run by Oxford University, researchers are now claiming the pages are even older – possibly 1,371 to 1,448 years old.“It destabilizes, to put it mildly, the idea that we can know anything with certainty about how the Koran emerged – and that in turn has implications for the history of Muhammad and the Companions,” historian Tom Holland told the Times.
As such, if the Oxford dating is correct, the world’s oldest Koran was created between 568 and 645 CE, while the prophet is believed to have lived between 570 and 632 CE.
The researchers theorize the break could have been attributed to early flooding of the Carpentaria Basin that left Australia connected to New Guinea by only a narrow, impassable strip of land.
Cities that have stood the test of time have more than just the scars of history; they show the influence — positive and negative — of human civilization.
The manuscript consists of two parchment leaves containing parts of Suras (chapters) 18 to 20, and was written with ink in an early form of Arabic script known as Hijaz.
I mean, one could argue that even Voyager 1's Golden Record is kind of a massive, interstellar personal ad (complete with the recorded sound of a kiss! It's as if humanity decided to document all our best features and send them into space with this message: So dating apps are really the latest manifestation of human beings doing what we've always done -- create new tools to communicate and then turn around and use those tools to find love, sex and companionship.
1695: The First Personal Ads According to history professor H. Cocks (seriously --The Best Name Ever for an academic) personal ads began as a way to help British bachelors find eligible wives.
One of the earliest personals ever placed was by a 30-year-old man, with "a very good estate', announcing he was in search of 'some good young gentlewoman that has a fortune of £3,000 or thereabouts." (£3,000 is equivalent to roughly £300,000 today.
This means that the first known formal text of the Koran could date back to Muhammad’s childhood, or possibly even before his birth, the Times added.
Hardly a week goes by without another new think piece about online dating either revolutionizing society or completely ruining our ability to have real relationships.