Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
Read & download ´ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ý Pierre Teilhard de ChardinI ll start this The Scruffy Drunk: The Wife in Space, Volume 2 review by asking How prescient can one person be Completing this book in 1940 de Chardin could not have predicted the Internet but if youead about his concept of the noosphere you ealize that if he were alive today b 1881 d 1955 he would look at the Internet and say #THAT S IT I KNEW IT WOULD BE SOMETHING #s it I knew it would be something that If you ead science books and have not yet Deathless read Teilhard you know what you need to do Right or wrong De Chardin is one of the few scholars who have even attempted to come up with an answer to the unanswerable uestion what is the goal of evolution Few books I haveead attempt to deal with such BIG thoughts And ather than attempt to summarize all his thinking I ll just try to catalog some of the things that in my opinion he predicted or prefigured in this workThe very modern idea of the Anthropocene the idea that the most modern geological era This book intends to describe the past and future evolutionof life Many of the scientific concepts expressed in thefirst half of the book have been superseded by ecentdevelopmentsFor me the main interesting concept in the book is the assertion that human consciousness is an aspect of evolution Also that evolution has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 ie the increasingcomplexity of human consciousness called noosphere whichwill culminate in the final super humanized form p 259which the author calls the Omega pointSince the author was trained as a priest it would have beenhelpful if he had given insight as to whyhow eligionplays such a large part in human consciousness In spite of the three star ating I do think this book is absolutely worth The Third Lynx (Quadrail, reading andeading again Chardin was an ordained Jesuit priest but also a trained paleontologist who worked with the team that discovered the Peking Man fossils so just from those factors alone the book is a must ead He offers a picture against both an atheist or on the other side of the spectrum a pantheistic perspective of evolution The coher. A New Edition and Translation of Le phénomène humain by Sarah Appleton Weber with a Foreword by Brian Swimme The Human Phenomenon by the priest paleontologist and geologist Pierre Teilhard de Chardin is his book of the Earth a discovery Ency of a world with a personalising God is something I do #Agree With That Science #with That science faith do not necessarily conflict with one another is something I also from the limited scope of my search agree with But how he gets there did not leave me convinced From what I understand his main thought goes something like this Evolution has been proven and he accepts it As things have developed they have evolved both adially and interiorly The pressure from the outward expansion created a downward pressure that caused movement to double back upon itself Julio Bunny and the Foreign Lion (Free Audio Book Inside): --- Easter Book Collection For Kids resulting in the interiorise of consciousness
And Complexity Evolution Is Goalcomplexity Evolution is goal towards an outward movement towards the perfect and at the same time inwardly towards complexity which all culminates in what he calls an Omega Point I confess to not having studied science very much but as far as I know there is not much to back this up He also confesses that the problem of evil poses well a problem but offered no solution to how free willdeterminism and evil play out in his picture His defense for skipping over this was simply that it was too complex to be addressed in a work that was trying to offer a picture of homogeneity At "least he is honestUltimately this was a very interesting ead and is something I will "he is honestUltimately this was a very interesting ead and is something I will to come back to after I learn but for now three stars Essential Raja Smurf (Smurf, reading for anyone interested in evolution theology or philosophy in general I personally approached it interested in its spiritual concepts so I found a fair portion of the middle of the textather slow and inaccessible due to its focus on the scientific specifics of evolution details that are probably outdated today anyway which doesn t help But there are enough interesting lines images and trains of thought throughout to make the whole Zwanzig Männer sind genug read worthwhile and the last third of the book in particular gets into someeally interesting if brazenly biased spiritual territoryIn my opinion Teilhard is at his be. Nd an epic journey to open the way out for humanity in a time of world conflict and to Dying Light release the spirit of the Earth As Virgil led Dante so Teilhard guides hiseader back in space–time to experience the birth of our planet as it empris. St when he explores overtly the spiritual eality of mankind describing it with a sense of optimism and purpose #while couching it
In The Evolutionary Framework Thatthe evolutionary framework that presents and to be fair that #couching it in the evolutionary framework that he presents and to be fair that essentially the crux of the entire book it just gets lost in the mix at times Even when he wears his Christianity on his sleeve which while definitely a flaw in his otherwise fairly comprehensive system of thought is kind of cute it is apparent that he has nothing but the best at heart for his species a sense of spiritual well being and a connection with something greater ie The Omega Point in this case a head scratcher of a notion but it almost seems like one of the easonable albeit still arbitrary defenses for Jesus as the divine entering into the world that I ve heard Much like Kierkegaard Teilhard what s with these ard guys anyway constructs a wildly intriguing system of ideas around his faith system and in doing so gets at some eally important truths while completely missing out on othersI would The Frankenstein Teacher (Corgi Pups) recommend this book with the ualification thatecent integral philosophers present a tenable approach to its key points ie the within of things evolution as increasing consciousness etc and a comprehensive view of evolution in general I ve known Teilhard de Chardin s name and influence even long before I became interested in The Case of the General's Thumb religion myself and this book was a long time in coming And a long time in finishing it just didn t woo meHis prose is stronger than his argument His science is not up to modern standards but nor in many ways his own What continuously bothered me was how often heesorts to normative statements analogies between unrelated things and such to make both scientific and theological claims Yes evolution esembles a tree if you graph it on paper but that does not make it a treeAll in all very proto New Age stuff to me Fanciful analogy I don t dislike his attempt at a synthesis or a grand scope of things only the esult. Ons the human future in its globe and motion then forward through the emergence of life the birth of thought and socialization and the uniue mode of human unfolding as humanity covers the whole planet in an entirely new membrane the Noosphe.