Cosmos Essays

  • The Cosmos: Creation

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    The Cosmos: Creation Where is the universe from? Where is it going? How is it put together? How did it get to be this way. These are Big questions. Very easy to ask but almost impossible to answer. We want answers for philosophical reason having nothing to do with science. No one will get rich from discovering the structure of the universe unless they right a book about it. The area of science dealing with Big questions is called cosmology. The reason for it's study is found in the fact that: The

  • The Cosmos

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    In the words of Seneca, "The time will come when diligent research over long periods will bring to light things that now lie hidden." Seneca is explaining that over time more will be discovered that used to be undetected. With the advancements in technology scientists have uncovered information never before seen. Even today's scientists do not have the technology and knowledge to embark on the journey of discovering what is in the universe. Just like Seneca, the Roman philosopher, said," Our universe

  • Importance of the Cosmos

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    The Cosmos dictate the life and death of every organism within its grasps. The universe gave birth to us and will eventually lead to the end of all human existence. What lies in the vast emptiness of space carries a great amount of crucial knowledge that all humans should be aware of. The cosmos should be an important subject in the life of any human who cherishes their life. Our universe should be of great importance to all people. A single event created everything we see today; time, space,

  • Shamanism

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    word shaman as any human that acknowledges that he/she has had contact with spiritual entities. Well at least the term still refers to human beings. The Siberian shaman's soul is said to be able to leave the body and travel to other parts of the cosmos, particularly to an upper world in the sky and a lower world underground. How can anyone know what the people of Mesoamerica were seeing if they in fact were even in these states of trance. A broader definition is that shamans would include any kind

  • Philosophical Anthropology, Human Nature and the Digital Culture

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    Philosophical Anthropology, Human Nature and the Digital Culture ABSTRACT: Within contemporary Western philosophy, the issues of human nature and our place in the cosmos have largely been ignored. In the resulting vacuum, the various subcultures that have grown up around the digital computer (the so-called "digital culture") have been actively defining and shaping popular conceptions of what it means to be human and the place of humanity in the digital era. Here one finds an implicit view of

  • God and the Caducity of Being: Jean-Luc Marion and Edith Stein on Thinking God

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    metaphysics was viewed as consisting of three distinct but related components: cosmology, ontology and theology. Cosmology dealt with the being of the natural world conceived as a universe whereas ontology dealt with the being of the particular thing in the cosmos qua its own being. Theology was the investigation of the being of God naturaliter, that is, without exclusively appealing to the truths of Revelation. In his masterful work, God Without Being, Jean-Luc Marion launches a profound challenge to the tradition

  • Tolkien's Lord of the Rings as a Catholic Epic

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    expression of these images in Lord of the Rings will then concern us. To begin with, it must be remembered that Catholic culture and Catholic faith, while mutually supportive and symbiotic, are not the same thing. Mr. Walker Percy, in his Lost in the Cosmos, explored the difference, and pointed out that, culturally, Catholics in Cleveland are much more Protestant than Presbyterians in say, Taos, New Orleans, or the South of France. Erik, Ritter von Kuehnelt-Leddihn, points out that the effects of this

  • The World Of Chaos: The State Of The World

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    some unique features of other creation myths. The myth above started with a similar background as the Theogony by Hesoid. The cosmos in both myths are in Chaos at the very beginning until the appearance of world creator who reshaped the world. The special state of cosmos is also mentioned in many other creation myths such as Hebrew Bible. In Hebrew Bible, the early cosmos is described using the word

  • William Shakespeare's Hamlet

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    2, where an "honest" conversation (sans the gilded trappings of deceit) takes place between Hamlet and Rosenkrantz and Guildenstern. Via the use of prose and figurative language, Shakespeare utilizes the passage to illustrate Hamlet's view of the cosmos and mankind. Throughout the play, the themes of illusion and mendaciousness have been carefully developed. The entire royal Danish court is ensnared in a web of espionage, betrayal, and lies. Not a single man speaks his mind, nor addresses his purpose

  • How Our Universe Was Created

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    How Our Universe Was Created Creation Stories, myths that explain the origin of the universe, or cosmos. The origin of the cosmos forms one of the principal themes of mythology throughout the world. (Rev. Bruce Vawter). Cosmogony has attempted to explain everything from the Greek deities Uranus (sky god) and Gaea (earth goddess), to say the creation of humankind, after which the mythic cosmos comes to resemble the world of human experience. In mythic history, the earliest era of the world is

  • Meso America

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    Topiltzin was born in the year ce acatl, departed during ce acatl. Coincedently Cortes came in the year of ce acatl, unfortunately for Moctezuma having his guards down and his arms open during the start of the war. The Mayan interpretation of the cosmos included a plethora of gods: some benevolent, others malignant; some unattainable, others close at hand. Defining past, present and future, it concerned itself with death, the afterlife and reincarnation. Itzamna was a Mayan god that represented

  • The Vedic Hymns and the Four Cosmogonies

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    turned into the earth, the moon resulted from his consciousness, the sun from his gaze, his mouth transformed into Indra and Agni, and the wind from his breath. The hymn clearly states that Purusa precedes and surpasses the creation, though the cosmos, life, and men proceed from his own body.[4] The Purusasukta parallels those which are found in China, among the ancient Germans and in Mesopotamia. They illustrate a cosmogony of an archaic type: creation by the sacrifice of an anthropomorphic

  • Death in Banaras by Jonathan P. Parry

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    Death in Banaras by Jonathan P. Parry focuses mainly on the priests and other “sacred specialists” who serve the deceased, pilgrims, and mourners in the city of Banaras. This book looks at how the priests organize their business, the understanding of the rituals and representations of death in which they preside. The author has contributed to the literature on symbolism of death and the sociology of priest and specialists in the sacred. This novel focuses on topics such as death rituals, death, and

  • Egyptians

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    ancient people of these great civilizations.par tab First, a look at whether there is or could be intelligent life on other planets. It is conceivable that we world citizens of the twentieth century are not the only living beings of our kind in the cosmos. Because no alienspar from another planet is on display in a museum for us to visit, the answer, "our earth is the only planet with human beings," still seems to be legitimate and convincing. But that is a very narrow-minded way to look at things

  • Homer's Iliad is an Anthropocentric Epic

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    the ancient Greeks through the composition of Homer's Iliad. This one statement, made by the godlike Achilles to King Priam in the last chapter of the work, provides the reader a contextual summary of what the Greeks believed was their role in the cosmos. Homer's Iliad, among many other themes contained in the poem, “is an anthropocentric epic exposing the ancient Greek's views about man and his relationships”(Clarke 129). Homer demonstrates both the pious and customary behaviors, as well as the impious

  • Society MUST Understand how the Natural World Works

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    Society MUST Understand how the Natural World Works Except for children, few of us spend much time wondering why Nature is the way it is; where the Cosmos came from, or whether it was always here; or whether there are ultimate limits to what humans know. There are even children who want to know what a black hole looks like; why the sky is blue; how does a balloon stay up in the air; what makes the human body work; and why there is a Universe. I have many opportunities to teach children at various

  • Transcendentalism in the Poems of Whitman

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    Patient Spider" and "When I Heard the Learn'd Astronomer." In the belief of transcendentalism, the reliance on intuition, instead of rationalization, became the means for a union between an individual's soul and the soul of the world or the cosmos. Called the Oversoul by Emerson, this collective soul gathered the soul of a person upon a person's death. To understand the Oversoul, one had to first understand oneself and then look toward nature as expressions and instructions for the living of

  • Deepak Chopra

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    Deepak Chopra Our Real Self Just by being ourselves we are borne toward a destiny far beyond anything we could imagine. It is enough to know that the being I nourish inside me is the same as the Being that suffuses every atom of the cosmos. When the two see each other as equals they will be equal, because then the same force that controls the galaxies will be upholding my individual existence ~Deepak Chopra Deepak Chopra was born in Poona India in 1947. He was the eldest

  • Cocos nucifera

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    drum that the Hawaiians use for entertainment. These are just a few examples of how extraordinary the coconut palm can be utilized. The coconut was first mentioned in 545 AD by an Egyptian Monk named Cosmos Indicopleustes. He visited western India and Ceylon. In his "Topographia Christiana", Cosmos describes the coconut as the "great nut of India." The Mahavasma, an ancient chronological history of Ceylon, describes the planting of coconuts in that country in 589 AD. In 1280 Marco Polo, described

  • Voltaire's Candide

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    power to carve out their own destiny. And that each individual is not subject to God's grand plan, or the idea of predestination. Voltaire made his idea of God and divine right clear in Candide. He did not believe that the world was picked from the cosmos and that it was not "the best of all possible worlds." There have been many ideas of motives behind "Candide." One being his disagreements with the establishments of Absolute Monarchy and the state of the Catholic Church. Voltaire argued not one against