- cosmological argument,
- cosmological constant,
- cosmological principle,
- cosmological redshift,
Origin of cosmology
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The universe, it turns out, expands, and Einstein considered the cosmological constant his “biggest blunder.”
But observations today suggest that, indeed, the cosmological constant is necessary.
The cosmological ideas cannot be fully attained without the aid of the categories.A History of Philosophy in Epitome|Albert Schwegler
In the last century the dogma of liberty was fought with general philosophic and cosmological arguments.
We claim, and we shall wrest from theology, the entire domain of cosmological theory.Fragments of science, V. 1-2|John Tyndall
In one word, they must be cosmological and relate to empirical laws.
We have thus completely before us the dialectical procedure of the cosmological ideas.
They cannot scare me with their empty spaces
Between stars--on stars where no human race is.
I have it in me so much nearer home
To scare myself with my own desert places.
[Robert Frost, from "Desert Places," 1936]
A system of beliefs that seeks to describe or explain the origin and structure of the universe. A cosmology attempts to establish an ordered, harmonious framework that integrates time, space, the planets, stars, and other celestial phenomena. In so-called primitive societies, cosmologies help explain the relationship of human beings to the rest of the universe and are therefore closely tied to religious beliefs and practices. In modern industrial societies, cosmologies seek to explain the universe through astronomy and mathematics. Metaphysics also plays a part in the formation of cosmologies. (See also under “Physical Sciences and Mathematics.”)