Hello. I am new to the forum. Being new, I have not had time to view all the previous posts. If any questions I pose have been previously addressed, thank you in advance for pointing me to the appropriate threads here on the forum. One of the first threads I perused on the forum was the one on whether Taoism is a philosophy or a religion. In a nutshell, what I got is the consensus that it is both. What I have not found (thus far) is much discussion of the cosmology of Taoism. My understanding of the Taoist view of cosmology in a nutshell is: The Tao (the original Mind?) From the Wu Chi (nothingness) Created the Tai Chi (the Yin and Yang............duality) From the Tai Chi created the "10,000 things" (the infinite diversity of the universe) My personal take is that no other religion presents so simply and so eloquently a description of creation and the notion of a Creator. For the "show me" folks requiring scientific acceptability, the Taoist view IS the Big Bang. Though not all scientists might accept the premise that Mind deliberately precipitated the Big Bang, academia accepts the Big Bang as the most probable cosmological reality. Wu Chi to Tai Chi to Diversity does not conflict in any way with the Big Bang theory that is widely accepted in the scientific community. Nothing in the Taoist view of cosmology conflicts with nature or with the scientific explanation of nature. This is important considering that the objections posed by atheists and agnostic scientists most often revolve around the reconciliation of scientific fact and religious premises that must be taken as a matter of faith. Nothing in Taoist cosmology conflicts with science except perhaps the idea of an Original Mind.... and current physics is perhaps hinting at the necessity of that. I welcome anyone's thoughts. I spend a great deal of time trying to understand Reality and my place in it. Your thoughts are welcome.