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  Cosmogony - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Cosmogony is descriptive of a theory or belief concerning the coming into existence, the creation or origin of the universe and existence; it systematically depicts an origin belief about how reality came to be.
Cosmogony can be contrasted with cosmology, which studies the universe at large and throughout its existence and technically does not inquire directly about the source of its origins.
As a result of this, scientific cosmogonies are often supplemented by reference to metaphysical and theistic belief systems, through three classical paradoxes.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cosmogony   (938 words)

 Empedocles posited a cycle of creation that alternated from Many to One with a world of mortal things between and from ...
This suggests that the extant cosmogony depicts the creation of the world in the phase of increasing Strife and has led, in part, to the proliferation of the theory that there was only one creation of mortal things in the cycle.
The cosmogony after the Many cannot be the same as the cosmogony outlined in the period between One and Many because the elements do not have the same arrangement during the Many and the One.
Beginning from the Many (the cosmogony that Empedocles fails to depict), on the other hand, the elements are already in the natural configuration for the world: four concentric spheres with the heaviest element at the centre and the lightest at the edge: their so-called "natural" positions.
www.apaclassics.org /AnnualMeeting/04mtg/abstracts/galsworthy.html   (459 words)

 COSMOGONY - LoveToKnow Article on COSMOGONY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
It is the selfexistent Lord, who, with a thought, created the waters, and deposited in them a seed which became a golden egg, in which egg he himself is born as Brahm, the progenitor of the worlds.4 The doctrine of creation by a thought is characteristically Indian.
This may illustrate the fact that the dragon is also unmentioned in the Hebrew cosmogony; to some writers the dragon-element may have seemed grotesque and inappropriate.
One may also be permitted to hold that the mythic figure of the dragon, if used poetically, is a highly serviceable one, and consider that in the beginning God fought with the dragon, and slew him would have formed an admirable illustration of the passages just now referred to, especially to those in the Apocalypse.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /C/CO/COSMOGONY.htm   (4487 words)

 Search Results for "Cosmogony"
The most important document of the cosmogony, religion, mythology, migratory traditions, and history of the Quiche, the...
The study of the origin of the universe, or cosmos, is known as cosmogony, and that of its structure and evolution, cosmology.
Going on to astrophysics and cosmogony, he solved the problem of the behavior of rotating masses of compressible...
www.bartleby.com /cgi-bin/texis/webinator/sitesearch?query=Cosmogony&filter=colReference   (303 words)

 Anthony Pisapia - Cosmogony's Story   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Cosmogony formed in Newark, Delaware in early 2001 out of the ashes of an ill-fated local band, in which Anthony Pisapia and Jonathan Whitney, the founding members of Cosmogony, were the lead guitarist and drummer respectively.
Cosmogony’s first bassist called it quits shortly after joining and that summer Anthony moved to Philadelphia where he continued to write and hone his vocal skills.
Cosmogony started performing regularly in Philadelphia and Delaware, mostly in small coffee shops, which was a venue that seemed appropriate for their instrumentation.
www.anthonypisapia.com /cosmogony.html   (564 words)

According to the cosmogony given by the same writer on the authority of Mochos, Ether and Air generated Oulomos (world-time, sæculum), Chousoros (artificer, creative energy), and the cosmic egg; and Damscius expressly states that, according to the Phoenicians, world-time is the first principle containing all in itself.
Some cosmogonies stopped here and were frankly materialistic; it probably depended on climate surroundings what they conceived the proto-matter to be, whether clay or water, or air, or fire, or light (conceived as substances).
Those cosmogonies which do not go so far as to personify space or time or darkness, but stopped short at the idea of some proto-substance, were faced by the problem whether this primeval substance was spirit, or matter, or both.
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From Cosmogony to Exorcism in a Javanese Genesis: The Split Seed (Oxford Studies in Social and Cultural Anthropology), Trouver les prix les plus bas...
Cosmogony formed in Newark, Delaware in early 2001 out of the ashes of an ill-fated local band, in which Anthony Pisapia and Jonathan Whitney, the...
Orphean Cosmogony is the oldest existing description of the creation of the World, or, more precisely, the Cosmos.
www.inneans.com /arts/Cosmogony.html   (206 words)

 Hellenic Religion - Orphean Cosmogony
Orphean Cosmogony is the oldest existing description of the creation of the World, or, more precisely, the Cosmos.In the Hellenic language, Cosmos literally means ornament, coming from the verb "cosmoo", meaning to adorn, later to embellish.
This is the beginning of the formation of the Oion (the Egg) of Orphean Cosmogony, corresponding to the Fireball of modern Cosmology.
In Orphean Cosmogony, this is called Phanes, because it is the epiphany of the newly formed Universe.
www.geocities.com /Athens/Aegean/7773/eea5.html   (1905 words)

 Cosmology and Cosmogony of Ancient Civilizations Brent Meeker
Cosmogony is about the origin of the universe.
Man has been intrigued by the questions of cosmology and cosmogony from the beginning of recorded history and not doubt before.
The Sumerian cosmogony begins with the primordial sea called, Nammu the mother of all.
www.mukto-mona.com /new_site/mukto-mona/Articles/brent_meeker/cosmology.htm   (3354 words)

 Myths of Creation, Greek Mythology Link.
Cosmogony normally includes, not only an account of the origin of the world, but also a description of its physical qualities, declaring, for example, whether there is light or darkness in Cosmos, or of which parts it is formed.
Likewise Theogony, which describes the Origin of the Gods, does not limit itself to give an account of their coming to being, but it also establishes their number and describes their nature, declaring, among many other things, whether they are good or evil, or whether they are stronger or weaker.
Since Cosmos is not a lifeless stage where actors perform their deeds, but instead the stage and the actors at the same time; and since these actors are divinities, it may be asserted that the myths make no difference between Cosmogony and Theogony, or between the Cosmos and the gods.
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 Search Results for cosmogony - Encyclopædia Britannica
Puranic cosmogony greatly expands upon the already complex cosmogonies of the Brahmanas, Upanishads, and epics.
Of several competing cosmogonies in archaic Greece, Hesiod's Theogony is the only one that has survived in more than fragments.
The cosmogonies (dealing with the origins of the world) and cosmologies (dealing with the ordering of the world) of the Hellenistic period centred around the problem of accounting for the distance...
www.britannica.com /search?query=cosmogony&submit=Find&source=MWTEXT   (383 words)

 Cosmogony   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In primitive cosmogonies the universe and life were created by a supernatural being.
In the Babylonian cosmogony, for example, the god Bel created the sun, stars, earth, and man from a formless chaos.
The early Greek cosmogony assigned a similar creative role to the god Uranus, the son of Chaos and husband of Earth.
www.themystica.com /mystica/articles/c/cosmogony.html   (98 words)

 Need for a Cosmogony   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
A search for the foundations for a cosmogony was undertaken by members of the mathematics and physics departments of Princeton University from Feb-Mar-April 1974 [1, p.
Clearly, from my conversation, I was aware that Wheeler considered the generation of a cosmogony as scientifically necessary.
However, I was not aware that, at the least, a Princeton group of scientists also considers that developing a cosmogony is an important area of theoretical research.
www.serve.com /herrmann/cosmog.htm   (474 words)

 African Philosophy
The themes of Afrikan theology, Afrikan cosmogony and Afrikan philosophy in ancient and modern Afrika are the focus of the latest text by Nana Ekow Butweiku I - an Afrikan-centered scholar, traveller and activist currently residing in Bronx, New York.
Afrikan Theology, Cosmogony and Philosophy examines the works of many of the nineteenth and early twentieth European writers on Nile Valley civilizations, particularly George Rawlinson, Ernest Alfred Wallis Budge and James Henry Breasted, and their role in the partitioning of pharaonic Egypt from rest of the Afrikan continent.
Afrikan Theology, Cosmogony and Philosophy is an unapologetic and unbridled attempt to reclaim the religious, historical and cultural heritage of Afrikans for the Afrikans.
www.multiculturas.com /vb-race_man.htm   (1482 words)

 Cosmology: Big bang cosmogony   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
There are two kinds of reasons for believing in big bang cosmogony and the subsequent expansion of the universe, one theoretical and the other empirical, and as we shall see, neither is a good reason for doubting that this is a spatiomaterial world.
The equation from Einstein’s general theory of relativity was adapted for big bang cosmogony, because it could be used to represent a universe in which the initial pressure and outward momentum of the expansion is countered by the universal gravitational attraction.
The most basic objection to Einsteinian cosmogony is the use of Einstein’s question to represent the entire universe.
www.twow.net /ObjText/OtkCaLeCosC.htm   (4292 words)

 Cosmogony Info - Encyclopedia WikiWhat.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Correspondingly, a cosmogony is an account of how the Universe came to be; hence, the creation story in the book of Genesis is a pre-scientific cosmogony, and there are many scientific theories.
Cosmogony studies the origins of the universe itself, on both a microscopic (quantum cosmological) and macroscopic (relativistic) scale, at the beginning of time (usually denoted t=0).
Current GUTs (Grand Unified Theories), in the light of their application are beginning to resolve inconsistencies in some cases.
www.wikiwhat.com /encyclopedia/c/co/cosmogony.html   (536 words)

 PSCF March 1996 Space and Time in the Genesis Cosmogony by Meredith G. Kline
And in specific contradiction of the disclosure of Gen. 2:5, both the solar-day and day-age theories must assume that God used other than the ordinary secondary means in the providential sustaining and further shaping of what his creative word had called into being.
Ancient Near Eastern cosmogonies contain the motif of an absence of water that is subsequently remedied, with fruitful fields resulting.
In this article I have advocated an interpretation of biblical cosmogony according to which Scripture is open to the current scientific view of a very old universe and, in that respect, does not discountenance the theory of the evolutionary origin of man.
www.asa3.org /ASA/PSCF3-96Kline.html   (9773 words)

 Cosmogony (from Zoroastrianism) --  Britannica Student Encyclopedia
In the cosmogony as expounded in the Bundahishn, Ormazd (Ahura Mazda) and Ahriman are separated by the void.
It is a compilation of 21 loosely connected chapters on metaphysics, cosmology, matters of state, and conduct.
Filling nearly all of northern Africa, it measures approximately 3,000 miles (4,800 kilometres) from east to west and between 800 and 1,200 miles from north to south and has a total area of some 3,320,000 square miles (8,600,000 square kilometres).
www.britannica.com /ebi/article-9195   (806 words)

 Ecstatic American cosmogony and the mystical Anthropic principle
Yet the real roots of that cosmogony must be traced back to the pioneering astrophysicist of the age: Nicholas Copernicus (1473-1543), who was a young student of mathematics and astronomy in Poland when Columbus first arrived in the New World.
So, the Copernican cosmogony, which at first did away with the “privileged” position of the earth as center of the universe in the 16th century, returns that center in the 19th century to the human mind, a situation far more privileged, arrogant and anthropocentric than the old Ptolemaic system ever was!
This cosmogony begins with the moment of Big Bang some ten billion years past when an infinitely dense mass of primordial hydrogen exploded in a vast expansion that is still going on today.
www.antroposofi.org /TomMellett/cosmogony.html   (3128 words)

 Cosmogony articles on Encyclopedia.com
The most important document of the cosmogony, religion, mythology, migratory traditions, and history of the Quiché, the original Popol Vuh was destroyed by the Spanish conquistador Pedro de Alvarado, but it was
The age of the universe depends on which theory of cosmology one accepts.
He was Plumian professor (from 1883) of astronomy and experimental philosophy at Cambridge, and a recognized authority on cosmogony.
www.encyclopedia.com /searchpool.asp?target=Cosmogony   (323 words)

ancient Egyptian cosmogonies, the Orphic myth is a curious amalgam of earthiness and intangibility, combining expressions of human (and sometimes animal) fertility with more ethereal principles such as pure light.
There are many common elements within the creation myths of ancient cultures, which frequently feature heavenly or winged creatures from the stars mating with the earth to beget mankind.
In the Orphic cosmogony there is also the very familiar separation of the light from the dark as one of the first acts of Creation.../>
www.vegasqueen.com /invocation/cosmogony.htm   (445 words)

 A Hebrew Cosmogony
Like the former catastrophe of the fall of man, this catastrophe of the deluge, according to the Hebrew cosmogony, changed the nature of herb, animal, and man. The prosperity of the time before the great flood was gone without return; the world lay in ruins.
According to this cosmogony and natural history, the hunger for flesh and the thirst for blood was an obvious result of the catastrophe.
In the Aggadic cosmogony this generation is called “the people of men who lost their memory” ; the earth they inhabited was “the fifth earth”, that of oblivion.
www.varchive.org /ce/hebcos.htm   (7659 words)

 Galileo's Cosmogony   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Intrigued by the obvious falsity of Galileo's claim, as was first noticed by Marin Mersenne in 1637, historians have tried to understand the motives for Galileo's insistence on his cosmogony.
Clues from such an interpretation allow us to date Galileo's first attempt at a cosmogony at a very early stage of the work on his new science of motion, that is at a time when he still adhered to the wrong principle of fall.
The fact that Galileo started such an ambitious program when his theory of motion was yet so little developed is in accordance with the underlying thesis that the omnipresence of Aristotelian natural philosophy of the time almost unavoidably led engineer-scientists like Galileo to encounters with astronomical issues related to it.
www.iac.es /project/galileo/neo/escpth1si2buetnerrev.html   (472 words)

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