from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The science of the beginnings of things: used in reference to the mythology of primitive tribes.

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  • n. the study of origins and first things


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  • Okay, I'll bite: I searched both wikipedia and the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy for "protology," and came up empty.

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  • I'm guessing it was a typo and the person was actually looking for information on protology and eschatology.

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