Historical Cosmologies

Historical Cosmologies


Cosmology and the Origin of Life


Formulation of a Cosmological Model:

The Rules:

Making Models:

Early Cultures were curious and motivated to explore the world no one was ignorant because everything was new but the process of learning can begat ignorance through the death of imagination

The First Cosmology:

The Second Cosmology: Evolving Towards the Hierarchical Viewpoint

Some Example Myths as Cosmological Models

ORIGINAL IDEA:

    Everything was created in a Single Event

    Everything was created in a Single Event

    Everything was created in a Single Event

The Third Cosmology:

Geometric Universe:

All of this started about 4000 years ago

Greeks refined the geometric universe (and stole a lot of th e math from the Babylonians).

They defined Four Primal Beings as being dominant in their cosmological model:

Now we have various combinations of gods and sub-gods getting together to help populate the earth:

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