Definitions for universology
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word universology
The science of the universe.
the science of the universe, and the relations which it involves
Universology literally means "the science of the universe." Popularizing universologic science was a life's work for 19th century intellectual Stephen Pearl Andrews, a futurist utopian. The word can be used synonymously with consilience, a term Edward Osborne Wilson has popularized with his writings elucidating the apparent unity of all knowledge. In recent years, Dr. Mamoru Mohri, Japan's first astronaut and Director of Japan's National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation, has popularized and expanded on universology. For Mohri the universological worldview was an epiphany after seeing the planet from space on two missions in the 1990s, and he has become the chief proponent of universology today. "Everything in this universe is part of an uninterrupted sequence of events" Mohri has said. Universology, with its relativist and human-centered perspective, has vast implications for religion, philosophy and the practice of natural and social sciences. In 1872 Andrews published "The Basic Outline of Universology" which was subtitled "An introduction to the newly discovered science of the universe, its elementary principles, and the first stages of their development in the special sciences."
Find a translation for the universology definition in other languages:
Select another language:
Discuss these universology definitions with the community:
Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:
"universology." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2014. Web. 10 Mar. 2014. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/universology>.