The Thought Occurs

The Thought Occurs

Saturday, 25 May 2013

Reconstruing Cosmogenesis Through Metalanguage

The grammar construes material processes as 
  • either creative or transformative, and 
  • either doing (transitive) or happening (intransitive).
Models of the creation of the universe construe it as either a doing or happening.

Mythological models construe the creation as 'other-engendered': a doing in which the universe is the Goal/Medium of the process and a supernatural being is the Actor/Agent.


God
created
the Universe
Actor
Process: material: creative
Goal
Agent
Medium

Scientific models construe the creation as 'self-engendered': a happening in which the universe is the Actor/Medium of a process that has neither Goal nor Agent.


the Universe
emerged
Actor
Process: material: creative
Medium

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