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The Phenomenon of Man

Pierre Teilhard De Chardin was one of the most distinguished thinkers and scientists of our time. He fits into no familiar category for he was at once a biologist and a paleontologist of world renown, and also a Jesuit priest. He applied his whole life, his tremendous intellect and his great spiritual faith to building a philosophy that would reconcile Christian theology w
Corinne

Apr 02, 2016

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Although he was a priest, in France he is best known for his work in paleontology, when he was a curator in the Museum of Natural History in Paris. He has rendered the subject of evolution easily accessible to all, and his point of view complements that of Darwin in many ways.

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His Chapter called ‘The within of Things’ states the presence of a soul, even for the non-livings, which sounds like a common sense to me. The chapters ‘The rise of Consciousness’ and ‘The confluence of Thought

For example:

His Chapter called ‘The within of Things’ states the presence of a soul, even for the non-livings, which sounds like a common sense to me. The chapters ‘The rise of Consciousness’ and ‘The confluence of Thoughts’ echo what Jung had confirmed independently.

It may sound like an intellectual read, but it’s not. His modesty comes across all through.

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Jan 20, 2009

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This book intends to describe the past and future evolution
of life. Many of the scientific concepts expressed in the
first half of the book have been superseded by more recent
developments.

For me, the main interesting concept in the book is the
assertion that human consciousness is an aspect of
evolution. Also that evolution has a goal, i.e. the increasing
complexity of human consciousness (called noosphere) which
will culminate in the final super-humanized form (p. 259)
which the author calls the Om

For me, the main interesting concept in the book is the
assertion that human consciousness is an aspect of
evolution. Also that evolution has a goal, i.e. the increasing
complexity of human consciousness (called noosphere) which
will culminate in the final super-humanized form (p. 259)
which the author calls the Omega point.

Since the author was trained as a priest, it would have been
helpful if he had given insight as to why/how religion
plays such a large part in human consciousness.

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