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Friday, February 19, 2016

Definitions for cosmology

  1. the branch of philosophy dealing with the origin and general structure of the universe, with its parts, elements, and laws, and especially with such of its characteristics as space, time, causality, and freedom.
  2. the branch of astronomy that deals with the general structure and evolution of the universe.

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Citations for cosmology
In these works, [H.G. Wells] explored the implications of recent discoveries about evolution and cosmology in thrilling yarns which tapped into deep sources of anxiety and wonder in the collective unconscious. David Lodge, "Introduction," Kipps by H.G. Wells, 2005
An alternate cosmology presented itself to me as I stood there trembling: before Creation, when Hashem was nothing but a perfect mind, something funny occurred to him. Like a baby letting out his first guffaw, he cracked himself up, burst out laughing, and exploded into the physical world. Rebecca Miller, Jacob's Folly, 2013
Origin of cosmology
1650-1660
Cosmology stems from the New Latin cosmologia, which in turn derives from the Greek kósmos meaning "cosmos" and the combining form -logy, which is used in the name of sciences or bodies of knowledge.