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- n. a person who studies cosmogony
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who treats of the origin of the universe; one versed in cosmogony.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who originates or expounds a cosmogony; one versed in cosmogony; specifically, one who holds that the universe had a beginning in time. Also cosmogoner.
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The Hebrew cosmogonist commences his description of the creation by the declaration that "God said, Let there be light, and there was light" -- a phrase which, in the more emphatic form that it has received in the original language of "Be light, and light was,"  is said to have won the praise, for its sublimity, of the greatest of Grecian critics.
Unless we go the whole length of supposing the simple account of the Hebrew cosmogonist to be a series of awkward equivocations, in which he attempted to give a representation widely different from the facts, yet, without trespassing against literal truth, we can find no difficulty in interpreting his words.
Essays and Reviews: The Education of the World, Bunsen's Biblical Researches, On the Study of the Evidences of Christianity; Seances Historiques de Gen��ve; On the Mosaic Cosmogony; Tendencies of Religious Thought in England, 1688-1750; On the Interpretation of Scripture.
There is something deeply mysterious associated with them, that puzzles the philosopher and cosmogonist to explain.
If some old cosmogonist asked you to believe that the primitive cause of the solar system was not to 'be traced to a Divine
If some old cosmogonist asked you to believe that the primitive cause of the solar system was not to 'be traced to a Divine Intelligence, but to
The cosmogonist holds that the Flood, -- no mere tranquil rising of the waters, as some suppose, -- was accompanied by terrible convulsions, which reduced to utter ruin the already shattered earth.
But no cosmogonist has been able to go behind the chemical elements, and until human philosophy can show how these forms of matter, with all the marvellous adjustments among their properties, have been evolved out of the ` ` star dust '' of the original chaos, or out of nothing, and can adjust by natural causes the delicate play of forces in that most familiar of all phenomena, a candle-flame, it will not be able to overthrow the evidence of design afforded by this genial winter-evening light.
To borrow from the description of this ingenious cosmogonist, "those on the lower fragments would be first engulphed, and their races completely extinguished from off the surface, and deposited in the earth; then those on higher and higher upwards, till the whole became submerged.
According to this profound cosmogonist, the world before the Fall was rather more than twice its present size, and very artificially constructed. [
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