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Cosmogony: Quiz


Question 1: Cosmogony can be distinguished from ________, which studies the universe at large and throughout its existence, and which technically does not inquire directly into the source of its origins.
Physical cosmologyIslamic cosmologyCosmologyNon-standard cosmology

Question 2: Planck time (10-43s) is the time it would take a photon traveling at the speed of ________ to cross a distance equal to the Planck length (1.616252×10-35 meters).

Question 3: One is based in the philosophy of science and the ________ constraints of science itself, especially with regards to whether scientific inquiry can ask questions of "why" the universe exists.

Question 4: ________ is the science that attempts to explain all observations relevant to the development and characteristics of the universe as a whole.
Physical cosmologyDark matterBig BangNon-standard cosmology

Question 5: There is some ambiguity between the two terms; for example, the cosmological argument from theology regarding the existence of ________ is technically an appeal to cosmogonical rather than cosmological ideas.

Question 6: The assumptions of naturalism that underlie the ________ have led some scientists, especially observationalists, to question whether the ultimate reason or source for the universe to exist can be answered in a scientific fashion.
Scientific methodPseudoscienceRelationship between religion and scienceScience

Question 7: For instance, ________ gives an independent motivation to challenge the principle of sufficient reason.
Introduction to quantum mechanicsWave–particle dualitySchrödinger equationQuantum mechanics

Question 8: Another more ________ problem is that there is no physical model that can explain the earliest moments of the universe's existence (Planck time) because of a lack of a consistent theory of quantum gravity.

Question 9: Cosmogony, or cosmogeny, is any theory concerning the coming into ________ or origin of the universe, or about how reality came to be.

Question 10: reconciling a doctrine of causation (similar to the 13th century proof of God posed by ________);
Blaise PascalThomas AquinasImmanuel KantDuns Scotus


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