I find that in trying to be modernist, many people end up being apologetic because their tacit intent is to appease the reader. The magnificence of Quran cannot be explained if one wants to 'please' an audience. The intelligence and vastness in the Quran is much higher than the current standards of life. What this group is trying to do is 'justify' the Quran with the help of external material, giving their project a look of scholarly exercise. I am not sure whether they have read QXP. If they have, it would be interesting to understand why they want to embark on this exercise.