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'''Cosmology''' is the [[scientific]] study of the large-scale properties of the [[universe]] as a whole.
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'''Cosmology''' is the study of the large-scale properties of the [[universe]] as a whole, including its physical structure, history (i.e., origin and development), and possible futures.
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==Scientific cosmology==
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The scientific approach to cosmology encompasses several related fields of [[science]]:
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* [[Astronomy]] — direct observation of "the heavens", which began (most likely) very early in the history of humankind and eventually led to relatively accurate mathematical models of [[wikipedia:planetary motion]] in the [[wikipedia:solar system|solar system]]
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* [[Wikipedia:Mechanics|Mechanics]] — increasingly accurate models of the behavior of matter in the universe as a whole, including [[Isaac Newton|Newton's]] laws of motion and [[Albert Einstein|Einstein's]] theory of relativity
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* [[Wikipedia:Particle physics|Particle physics]] — needed to explain the behavior of matter in the early universe in the [[Big Bang]] model of the origin of the universe
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* [[Wikipedia:Relativity]]
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==Metaphysical and religious cosmology==
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''This section is not yet written.''
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==Cosmological arguments for the existence of God==
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There is also a class of related philosophical arguments for the existence of God called [[:Category:Cosmological arguments|cosmological arguments]].
  
 
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Cosmology is the study of the large-scale properties of the universe as a whole, including its physical structure, history (i.e., origin and development), and possible futures.

Scientific cosmology

The scientific approach to cosmology encompasses several related fields of science:

Metaphysical and religious cosmology

This section is not yet written.

Cosmological arguments for the existence of God

There is also a class of related philosophical arguments for the existence of God called cosmological arguments.

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