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"Ah, what does it matter to [nature's] hand, which is always at work creating, that this or that mass of flesh which today constitutes an individual biped may be reproduced tomorrow in the form of a thousand different insects?"--Justine by Marquis de Sade [...]

"Before the ocean and the earth appeared— before the skies had overspread them all— the face of Nature in a vast expanse was naught but Chaos uniformly waste. It was a rude and undeveloped mass, that nothing made except a ponderous weight; and all discordant elements confused, were there congested in a shapeless heap." --Metamorphoses by Ovid (Brookes More translation)

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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel

Creation may refer to:


Religion and philosophy

  • Creation myth, stories of the supernatural creation of the Earth and its inhabitants in various cultures
  • Creationism, the belief that humanity, life, the Earth, and the universe were created in their original form by a deity
  • Genesis creation narrative, creation as described in the first two chapters of the Book of Genesis in the Bible
  • Creatio ex nihilo, Latin for "creation out of nothing", a phrase used in philosophical and theological contexts

Science and technology

  • Abiogenesis, the study of how life on Earth could have arisen from inanimate matter
  • Big Bang, theory of the beginning of the universe
  • Cosmogony, scientific theories of origins of the universe
  • Invention, the act of creating a new process or device


See also

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