The time is right to introduce Pierre Teilhard de Chardin to a new generation – the man, the paleontologist, the visionary French Jesuit priest, whose relentless effort to reframe his beliefs in the light of evolution led to a paradigm shift in the relationship of science and religion. He foresaw the evolutionary emergence of the internet, globalization, and today’s transhumanism movement, although he was perhaps overly optimistic in his vision. His legacy includes a strong environmental movement, and multiple movements in cosmic spirituality.
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Harold Morowitz was an advisor on our Teilhard de Chardin Project. He was always generous with his time and insight and we will miss him. He had a great sense of humor, as the titles of his books indicate. Generally his books required more science that I had, but found his book The Emergence of Everything: How the World Became Complex to be something we could appreciate.
We offer our sincere condolences to his wife and children.
From the New York Times:
Harold Morowitz, 88, Biophysicist, Dies; Tackled Enigmas Big and Small
Continue reading “Remembering Harold Morowitz” »
I haven’t yet read Cosmosapiens, but it looks very interesting. Here is a KIRKUS review of it referred to The Teilhard de Chardin Project by our scholar Stephen White:
COSMOSAPIENS: How We Are Evolving from the Origin of the Universe
by John Hands
Hands has spent the last 10 years assembling a critical overview of scientific orthodoxy in an attempt to answer the fundamental questions “what are we?” and “why are we here?”
Continue reading “Cosmosapiens — a fresh look at evolution” »
Teilhard once wrote “Who, at last, will give us a God for evolution?” Gregory McAllister, in the guest blog below, takes a swing at answering Teilhard’s question in the context of current events.
Lately I find myself thinking about God again.
Maybe it’s because I’ve recently become friends with several Baba Lovers, followers of Meher Baba, and I’ve begun reading some of his writings. He claims that creation is a gradual process of God’s evolving Consciousness, first as inanimate creatures, then as animals, then as humans, and eventually as enlightened beings who remember they’re God.
It reminds me of Teilhard’s notions about everything having consciousness, evolving through the lithosphere, the biosphere, and eventually the noosphere. Continue reading “A God for Evolution” »