Cosmogony

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Throughout [[human]] history, different cultures have developed different ideas about the '''origin of the universe'''. Some are purely [[mechanistic]] in nature; others rely on [[supernatural]] ideas such as [[god]]s. Some concentrate primarily on the [[Earth]] and others emphasize a larger context, such as a vast physical [[universe]] or some [[metaphysical]] realm.
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'''Cosmogony''' is the study of the origin and development of the universe.
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Throughout [[human]] history, different cultures have developed different ideas about the origin of the universe. Some are purely [[mechanistic]] in nature; others rely on [[supernatural]] ideas such as [[god]]s. Some concentrate primarily on the [[Earth]] and others emphasize a larger context, such as a vast physical [[universe]] or some [[metaphysical]] realm.
  
 
==Current scientific theory==
 
==Current scientific theory==

Revision as of 10:38, 26 May 2010

Cosmogony is the study of the origin and development of the universe.

Throughout human history, different cultures have developed different ideas about the origin of the universe. Some are purely mechanistic in nature; others rely on supernatural ideas such as gods. Some concentrate primarily on the Earth and others emphasize a larger context, such as a vast physical universe or some metaphysical realm.

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Current scientific theory

The currently accepted scientific theory is the Big Bang model.

Older scientific ideas

Philosophical and metaphysical ideas

Religious ideas

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