Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Born: May 1, 1881

Died: April 10, 1955

Nationality: French

Occupation: Philosopher

Biography: Pierre Teilhard de Chardin SJ was a French philosopher and Jesuit priest who trained as a paleontologist and geologist and took part in the discovery of Peking Man and Piltdown Man. Teilhard conceived the idea of the Omega Point and developed Vladimir Vernadsky's concept of Noosphere.

Source/Notes: In French: "Notre devoir d'homme est d'agir comme si les limites de notre puissance n 'existaient pas." - Sciences et Christ (Editions du Seuil, 1965), p. 58

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Source/Notes: Building the Earth: And The Psychological Conditions of Human Unification, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, Discus Books, 1969, p. 17