CH 1 - Creation of the Universe, Solar System, Planets & Satellites

CH 1 - Creation of the Universe, Solar System, Planets & Satellites

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CHAPTER 1 CREATION OF THE UNIVERSE, SATELLITES Pluritas non est ponenda sine necessitate. ... William Ockham (c 1285?-1349) 1.1 CREATION MYTHOLOGIES 1.1.1 PRE-CIVILIATION, PRIMATIVE PEOPLES What records do we have? While we have no written records, we do live with myriad cultural and religious traditions that derive from ancient mythical ex-plantations of the origins of humanity, nature and the cosmos o There are oral traditions, which were also recorded o Primitive peoples probably had creation mythologies as well (they also most likely worked) 1.1.2 CIVILIZED MAN Religious & Cultural Mythologies: Sumerian mythology: The Epic of Gilgamesh – the oldest known recorded story of man o Oldest mythology or thinking of the creation of our species o Because part of Western religious tradition = similar to Biblical creation stories Ancient Greece. .. no computation of a date – a spontaneous creation with the gods serially created from the Chaos o No “agent” to start universe = happened spontaneously
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CH 1 - Creation of the Universe, Solar System, Planets & Satellites

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