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- Alexander the Great : King of Macedon who conquered the Persian Empire in the late 4th century BCE.
- Aristotle : (384-322 BCE) Ancient Greek philosopher and scientist, and one of the most influential figures in the western world between 350 BCE and the sixteenth century.
- Astronomy : The study of objects and processes in the observable universe, e.g. stars, planets, comets or asteroids.
- Astrophysics : Hybrid of Physics and Astronomy that attempts to explain the physical workings of the celestial objects and phenomena.
- Atheism : Absence of belief in any god or other supernatural beings; distinct from antitheism, or opposition to religion, and agnosticism, the position that one cannot know whether such beings exist.
- Big Bang : A cosmological theory holding that the universe originated approximately 20 billion years ago from the violent explosion of a very small agglomeration of matter of extremely high density and temperature.
- COBE (astronomy) : Satellite dedicated to cosmology, launched in 1989 to investigate the cosmic microwave background radiation of the universe and provide measurements that would help shape our understanding of the cosmos.
- Cosmic inflation : Theorized exponential expansion of the universe at the end of the grand unification epoch, 10−36 seconds after the Big Bang, driven by a negative-pressure vacuum energy density.
- Electromagnetism : Phenomena and theories regarding electricity and magnetism.
- Evolution : A change over time in the proportions of individual organisms differing genetically.
- Framework interpretation (Genesis) : A variant of the creationist view of the origin of the universe and life on Earth.
- Galaxy : Gravitationally bound system of stars typically contain ten million to one trillion stars.
- Geography : Study of the surface of the Earth and the activities of humanity upon it.
- History of astronomy : Chronology of the development and history of astronomy.
- International Space Station : A space station currently in earth orbit assembled collaboratively by the space agencies of many nations.
- Johannes Kepler : (1571-1630) German astronomer best known for his three laws of planetary motion.
- Lampoons of philosophers : The often humorous perception of philosophers by other members of society.
- Manichean paranoia : Manichaean Paranoia is dualistic political-religious worldview marked by political positions of intense polarization. Actors who function within Manichaean paranoia operate within an alarming dilemma that leaves little if any ground for ambiguity and cooperation. They must either proactively fight against their political opponents or be destroyed by them.
- Matter : Please do not use this term in your topic list, because there is no single article for it. Please substitute a more precise term. See Matter (disambiguation) for a list of available, more precise, topics. Please add a new usage if needed.
- Nicolaus Copernicus : (1473–1543) Astronomer, founder of the heliocentric system.
- Old earth creationism : Add brief definition or description
- Origin of life : How did self-replicating biochemistry and cells arise from the prebiotic world approximately four billion years ago? Aka abiogenesis.
- Patrizia Norelli-Bachelet : Add brief definition or description
- Ptolemy : (2nd century AD) Egyptian astronomer and geographer whose main work, the Almagest, a compendium of contemporary astronomical knowledge, was in use into the 15th century.
- Socrates : (ca. 470–399 BCE) Greek philosopher who is credited with laying the foundations of western philosophy; sentenced to death in Athens for heresy.
- Tycho Brahe : Danish astronomer of the 16th century.
- Tychonic system : The model of universe developed by the observational astronomer Tycho Brahe in response to astronomical and cosmological discussions that took place in his time.
- Universe : The summation of all particles and energy that exist and the space-time in which all events occur.