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Cosmos, Mind & Soul

Cosmology

Intro

Cosmology is the study of the Universe in its totality, and by extension, humanity's place in it, including physical, metaphysical, and religious speculations and studies. 

Physics and astrophysics have come to play a central role in shaping what is now known as physical cosmology, i.e. the understanding of the Universe through scientific observation, experiments, and theorizing.

Metaphysical cosmology seeks to draw logical conclusions about the nature of the Universe, man and God  based on the extension of some set of presumedfacts derived from religion and/or observation.

Religious cosmology includes faith-based beliefs and mythologies concerning the origin and nature of the Universe, man and reality as created and governed by God or other deities.  [Wikipedia]

Ideas to Explore

Science and Belief

A physicist's  perspective on science, reason, belief and human values 

Theological Implications of Connectivity

Ervin Lazlo considers the role of the Devine in a theory of everything (TOE)

Big Bang Theory

the current, dominant physical cosmology 

Worth Noting

Problems with Big Bang Theory

The epicyclic character of the [Big Bang] theory, piling ad-hoc hypothesis upon hypothesis, its incompleteness and the appearance of a singularity in the big bang universe beginning require consideration of alternatives. This has become particularly necessary with the increasing number of observations that contradict the theory's predictions. Big Bang cosmology has been in a crisis since the early 90's when the Cold Dark Matter model began to fail. Fifteen years later, this crisis has worsened, despite the addition of dark energy. Observations fail to show the dramatic differences between the high-redshift and local universe required by the Big Bang theory. We still find normal galaxies, heavy elements, strings and clusters of galaxies at the further and further shifting outskirts of the observable universe. The anisotropy of the cosmic background radiation, the existence of very large-scale structures, the cosmic anisotropy to electromagnetic wave propagation are among many observations that contradict Big Bang expectations. At the same time, non-Big Bang alternatives have increasingly shown promise to coherently explain the observations and to predict new phenomena.
[ Alternative Cosmology Group]