COSMOS - The Whole Universe - The Incredible Truth
What is Cosmos ?
Cosmos is nothing but the whole Universe. But in case of cosmos study we have to see the universe in many different perspectives, like Scientific, Religious and Philosophical. So Cosmos study is little bit different from the astrophysics. The term Cosmos is used when the universe is regarded as a complex and orderly system or entity.
Cosmos and Astrophysics
The Study of cosmos and the astrophysics are different. In case of cosmos study we consider three entities, such as science, religion and philosophy. It means, to explain the cosmos we take the help of scientific, spiritual and philosophical overview or perspective.
But in the astrophysics, we only consider the scientific perspective to see the universe. Astrophysics is based only on evidences, physical, chemical and mathematical formulas and proofs.
Cosmos is a very complicated and vast thing to explain as it has many views and opinions. The Greek philosopher Pythagoras first used the term cosmos to explain the order of the universe. The term became part of the modern language in the 19th century.
Cosmos is not only bounded in between scientific formulas and proofs, it also has the spiritual and philosophical outlook. But religion and philosophical facts are only bounded in books. Cosmos believes all the proven and non-proven facts about universe.
Cosmology is the study of the cosmos; more specifically it is the study of the origin, evolution and eventual fate of the universe. As cosmos has three different outlooks, we have three different cosmologies, as Physical cosmology, Religious cosmology and Philosophical cosmology. In different cosmologies we study different things.
The physical cosmology is the scientific study of the universe’s origin, evolution and eventual fate.
The religious cosmology is the spiritual study or the study of the universe’s origin, fate based on the religious mythology of a specific tradition.
The philosophical cosmology is a branch of metaphysics that deals with the nature of the universe. It also deals with the epistemology, philosophy of physics, philosophy of science, philosophy of mathematics and the fundamental theories of physics.