Marcelo Gleiser | NPR
This is the “big question” — the one that has been with us in one way or another since the beginning of history.
Every culture that we have a record of has asked the very same question: How did the world come to be? How did people and life come to be? Taken within this broader cultural context, it’s no surprise that modern-day scientists are as fascinated with the question of origins as were the shamans of our distant ancestors.
Religions across the globe and across time have dealt with the question of the origin of all things in a similar way.