A friend passes along this from Fr. Robert Spitzer. The meanings of “creation” are double, at least.
What can we infer about the cause of the universe, about what brought it into being?
Imagine that you are an astronomer on a world with one moon. It is always night on your world, and the moon is the only body in the sky.
St. Thomas laid the intellectual groundwork for modern natural science — the absolute distinction between existence and essence.
I can describe anything you like in whatever detail you like, but you can’t know whether it exists or not merely by its description.