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Department
Earth & Planetary Sciences
Course
EPSC 180
Professor
Ron Briggs
Semester
Fall

Description
Terrestrial Planets 1/24/2013 2:51:00 PM 1.1 Creation Mythologies 1.1.1 Pre-civilization, primitive peoples  There is a human need to create the story of our own creation.  We follow a thread to our current story of creation based on empirically testable scientific metaphors and models 1.1.2 Civilized Man  Religious and Cultural Mythologies o Our thread begins from the Epic of Gilgamesh: Adventures of King Uruk lead us to the edge of the creation. o The western/middle-eastern monotheistic religions: Judaism, Christianity Islam and their offshoots essentially hold to a common myth: creation of all and its continuing “management” by an omnipotent God who’s name is unspeakable.
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