The first word component "eco" comes from the ancient land of the Greeks, who had a wonderful language, including the word:
oiko-, oik-, oikio-, oico- (Greek: house, dwelling, home) ...
(Wordinfo). It means your home, and in its extended application it means your home world. It is used in the words 'ecology' and 'economy' for example.
The second word component "cosmology" is defined as:
1. the branch of philosophy dealing with the origin and general structure of the universe, with its parts, elements, and laws, and esp. with such of its characteristics as space, time, causality, and freedom.
2. the branch of astronomy that deals with the general structure and evolution of the universe.
(Cosmology). When we combine the two word components "eco" and "cosmology" to fuse them into a new word, that new word is ecocosmology, which means:
The philosophy, "religion", and science dealing with the origin and general structure of home worlds in the universe, with their parts, elements, laws, their habitable characteristics, including especially the knowledge and wisdom about how species become fit to survive in the universe.
This blog's Mission Statement is:
Concern for the Earth’s environment has become a dominant social issue of our time. The problem is no longer definable in the traditional terms of conservation of natural resources.
Ecocosmology focuses on the survival of human life in terms of the adaptability to the local planetary environment first, but primarily surviving in the cosmic environment of the universe, which means finding another habitable planet from time to time.
The challenge is as vast as a trip to a distant solar system, yet as small as a child joyously playing in a stream of water free of disease, harmful bacteria, and poisons.
Ecocosmology is a basic reaffirmation of human value and dignity, as a promise that the future need not be more and more of worse and worse.
To this end, humanity must understand not only the natural world, but must master the natural cosmos which requires a humane type of survival of the fittest.
The mission of Ecocosmology is to offer a Cosmic Environmental Education Program online which will create in the most rapid and efficient way possible, a cosmic, environmentally-literate citizenry – a citizenry that understands humanity's interdependence with and responsibility for the total environment of the cosmos, both natural as well as human-made.
Which will also be a citizenry that possesses the knowledge and concern with which to solve existing problems, prevent future environmental degradation, and prevent failure to properly advance into the culture of the cosmos.
The Tenets of Ecocosmology define the complete structure of this hypothesis, together with the fundamental map to be used during this very long term mission.
Whew ... I feel moody ... so ... let's listen to some cosmic blues:
(last updated 12/21/13)