Origins - Beginning of The Universe and Life

Beginning of The Universe and Life

  • Abiogenesis, the study of how life on Earth arose from inanimate matter
  • Cosmogony, any theory concerning the origin of the universe
  • Cosmology, the study of the universe and humanity's place in it
  • Creation myth, a symbolic account of how the world began and how people first came to inhabit it
  • Genesis creation narrative, creation as described in the first two chapters of the Book of Genesis in the Bible
  • Creatio ex nihilo, Latin for "creation out of nothing", a phrase used in philosophical and theological contexts

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