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From between 2006-2012, a series of books was published by a Turkish electrical engineer and hadith scholar called Halis Aydemir.

In them, he asserts that splitting the Quran in various categories always provides a perfectly symmetrical result.

Odd-Odd means Odd number of verses and an odd sequence number, even-even means even number of verses and an even sequence number and so on.

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However, the examples presented here don't do justice to everything given by the author in his books. Parts 1-2 can be read here here, part 3 can be read here and part 4 can be read only on author's website here (Turkish).

Are the findings really significant? What would the probability be to find them in a randomly generated set of surah numbers and verse (ayat) numbers?

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    This isn't "mathematics", it's numerology; and that in turn is mostly pareidolia: look hard enough for a pattern, and you'll find one.
    – IMSoP
    Jul 4 at 14:37
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    There is no art in finding patterns in a data set that is large enough. The art is in finding patterns that are meaningful. Or in other words: the probability of finding exactly these symmetrical distributions of odd and even numbers is presumably not very high. The probability of finding any kind of symmetrical distributions of odd and even numbers is presumably close to 1.0.
    – Schmuddi
    Jul 4 at 15:33
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    Does the author claim they are "really significant" in some sense? Otherwise it seems to be your claim. Maybe he was just amusing himself. The method(s) of splitting are hardly clear from your post, but the results include odd-even, odd-odd, and even-even pairs.... which is about every combination possible! That's like claiming that "the Quran is like [random] noise" or at least has that kind of underlying noise structure, which I suppose is not something a believer would like to claim?!
    – Fizz
    Jul 4 at 19:00
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    And what does "perfectly" mean in the context of this claim? What distribution of 00, 01, 10, 11 (coding for all odd-even combos) is he claiming arises? I'm just saying that claim seems to be "not even wrong" from how you've presented it.
    – Fizz
    Jul 4 at 19:20

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