Q. Who is known as the Father of Cosmology?
Answer: [B] Acharya Kapila
Notes: Acharya Kapila, famously known as the founder of Sankhya Philosophy, contributed to the science of cosmology. According to him, Prakruti with the motivation of Purusha is the mother of all cosmic creation. At the same time, some in west consider Anaximander as the father of Cosmology. Anaximander (610 BC-546 BC) was first to develop a cosmology, or systematic philosophical view of the world because he wrote oldest prose document about the Universe and the origins of life. He was also the first one to conceive a mechanical model of the world.

 

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