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By G.R. Evans

Did the universe begin with a bang, or has it existed continually? used to be there a supernatural being at the back of all of it, or simply senseless forces? the start of items has ceaselessly demonstrated the bounds of interest, and such questions have either challenged atheists and encouraged believers. historical cultures resorted to fantasy and symbolism to inform bright tales approximately human origins. Later civilizations additional philosophical and clinical motives: yet those aren't definitive. the character and that means of lifestyles – the ‘why’ up to the ‘how’ questions – are finally mysterious. during this vigorous and wide-ranging ebook, G R Evans explores the world’s myriad construction tales opposed to the history of the largest query there's: what are we doing right here? Discussing Swahili legends that resemble the publication of Genesis, Greek stories in regards to the Titans, local American, Inca and Mesopotamian mythologies, and Vedic production cycles that start with a cosmic egg or seed, the writer surveys polytheist, monotheist and dualist principles approximately supernatural energy. Tracing the historical past of humanity because it has struggled, over many millennia, to make experience of itself, The production delusion will allure scholars of faith, heritage and philosophy and common readers alike.

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