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Origin, origins, or original may refer to:

Beginning of the universe and life[edit]

  • Abiogenesis, the study of how life on Earth arose from inanimate matter
  • Cosmogony, any theory concerning the origin of the universe
  • Cosmology, the study of the universe and humanity's place in it
  • Creation myth, a symbolic account of how the world began and how people first came to inhabit it
  • Creatio ex nihilo, Latin for "creation out of nothing", a phrase used in philosophical and theological contexts

Science and technology[edit]


Medicine and biology[edit]

Language, culture, philosophy, and religion[edit]


Books, comic books, periodicals, online and alternative publications[edit]


Television and film[edit]

Video games[edit]


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