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N 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 religionplays such a large part in human consciousness 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 For exampleHis 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 independentlyIt may sound like an intellectual read but it s not His modesty comes across all through I ll start this review by asking How prescient can one person be Completing this book in 1940 e Chardin could not have predicted the Internet but if you read about his concept of the noosphere you realize that if he were alive today b 1881 Alchemy Arts d 1955 he would look at the Internet and say That s it I knew it would be something like that If you read science books and have not yet read Teilhard you know what you need too 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 have read attempt to Yo salí del abismo deal with such BIG thoughts And rather 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 isue to human influence Most recently promoted by Erle Ellis and others around 2012 De Chardin had the scientific creds he was trained as a geologist and paleontologist and worked in China on the then newly The Life of Kitty Storm discovered Peking Man De Chardin saw The End of Nature coming Bill McKibben 1989 We humans are in control now we are the main geologic agent and if an animal species or a forest survives it s because we allow it too so We Are Nature frightening as that may beDe Chardin basically lays out the Gaia hypothesis James Lovelock Lynn Margulis Andrew Watson 1989 Organisms Aliens Bride Book don t just evolve in response to their environment but help shape it Writ large the earth is evolving into a self regulating organism The analogy of black and whiteaisies regulating heat aka Daisyworld is an exampleWhen I was in grad school there was much Therapy of Love discussion of General Systems Theory especially Von Bertalanffy s 1968 work of that name All about hierarchy and how the whole is greater than the sum of its parts In particulare Chardin notes the million fold increasing levels of hierarchical complexity from atoms to molecules from molecules to cells from cells to organs from organs to organisms from organisms to brains and from individual human brains to the emerging collective noosphere Some of his thoughts about the rise of the West parallel many of those in Jared Diamond s 1997 work Guns Germs and Steel which also parallels a lot of Ellsworth Huntington s 1945 work Mainsprings of Civilization minus the racism and heavy Connecting in College dose of environmentaleterminism of Huntington De Chardin also proposes the idea that nothing can evolve that is not incipient in its precedents An inescapable conclusion is that rocks have feelings and molecules have thoughts Naturally a lot of scientists have no use for his work More on that below He also prefigures many modern ideas such as that there can be no such thing as complete scientific objectivity Teilhard s main thesis to the extent that it can be summarized in a couple of sentences is that the Feminism and the Women's Movement Dynamics of Change in Social Movement Ideology and Activism Perspectives on Gender divineirected goal of evolution is the creation of a sphere of interconnected human thought that he calls the noosphere Sphere is used in the same sense as atmosphere lithosphere hydrosphere The noosphere is a collective interconnected human psyche and it s a humane human psyche BWWM (Interracial African American Billionaire Baby Romance Marriage Urban) 2 (Interracial African American Billionaire Baby Romance Marriage Urban) 2: Billionaires Secret Baby (BWWM Interracial African American Romance Urban Baby Romance Short Stories) dependent upon interconnectedness and caring for each other Human behaviors such as suiciderugs and isolation are its antithesis So here is a Catholic priest a Jesuit writing all this stuff Yet I The Passport That Does Not Pass Ports do not recall a single mention of the word God or Christ in the body of the work Instead he writes of the Omega Point Heoes talk about how the work relates to Christian The Arcav Princes Captive (Arcav Alien Invasion, doctrine in a postscript Naturally thisid not meet with the approval of the Church De Chardin was banned from publishing his work while he was alive and at times was banned from teaching and from writing at all He had an arrangement with friends to publish his work after his Southern Women at the Seven Sister Colleges Feminist Values and Social Activism 1875 1915 death 1955 so this work was published in France in 1955 and translated into English in 1959 Yet ultimately the work iseeply religious He argues at one point I m paraphrasing on t worry about things like climate change nuclear war or a stray asteroid wiping out civilization CAN T HAPPEN The Purpose of cosmogenesis is noogenesis and the Purpose Of Noogenesis Is Christogenesis noogenesis is "Christogenesis in fact he writes you will have a lot less anxiety if you accept this idea that there is a "in fact he writes you will have a lot less anxiety if you accept this idea that there is a to all this The reader can see that in writing such things not to mention rocks and molecules having incipient thoughts and feelings mainstream scientists ismissed him as readily as the Church Agricultural Innovation in the Early Islamic World didI like the fact thate Chardin DYA (1933-1939) (Libros sobre el Opus Dei) did not attempt to carefully walk a tightrope between science and religion He said what he had to say and therefore went splat on the sidewalk on both sides of the rope with no apologies Agreeisagree this is one of the most thought provoking books I have read Certainly the noosphere is a concept that Big Book of AA All 12 Steps Understand and Complete One Step At A Time in Recovery with Alcoholics Anonymous 12 of 12 Books deserves thought Will we end up like those grade B sci fi movies shown at 300 am brains in jars connected by wires No because with wi fi we won t need wires Every month it seems we read of a newevelopment connecting thoughts to computer evices for those controlling robotic arms for example Can it be all that long before we can choose to share our brain waves with others. 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.
Summary Le phénomène humainIt is a tragedy that Teilhard e Chardin was not allowed to publish or teach his ideas in his lifetime His work is so steeped in a Culture and Development in Africa (Comparative Studies in African/Caribbean Literature Series) deep understanding of paleontology and evolutionary biology that it holds up remarkably well today even if the sections of this book thateal with those particular topics seem very ated His scientific background is really just a support for this book s philosophicaltheological core and that is the other thing that makes this book so striking if you knew nothing of its background you wouldn t realize you were reading the work of a Jesuit until Book 4 a few hundred pages in Regardless of what you may believe religiously or know scientifically thi I ve known Teilhard e Chardin s name and influence even long before I became interested in religion myself and this book was a long time in coming And a long time in fi Well written intellectual but wrong bookDe Chardin tried to connect the unconnected things Christianity naturalism pantheism and nietzscheanismAllegedly evolution and natural selection have led to the birth of men In turn men can become supermen and create the God by a method of mergingThe author makes extremely Activism and the American Novel doubtful assumptionsFor example an initial substance supposedly has a consciousness or spirit and this has led to the emergence of life In additione Chardin ignores many facts In particular natural selection reinforces the existing norm and Agriculture at a Glance Revised Edition doesn t lead to the perfectiondevelopment of lifeRandom mutations lead toegradation and A Love No Less Two Centuries of African American Love Letters death and not to theevelopmentHuman nature is Places of Their Own: African American Suburbanization in the Twentieth Century (Historical Studies of Urban America) depraved and puny especially in comparison with the scale and age of the UniverseTwo Stars Essential 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 text rather slow and inaccessibleue to its focus on the scientific specifics of evolution The Arcav Kings Mate (Arcav Alien Invasion details that are probably outdated today anyway whichoesn t help But there are enough interesting lines images and trains of thought throughout to make the whole read worthwhile and the last third of the book in particular gets into some really interesting if brazenly biased spiritual territoryIn my opinion Teilhard is at his best when he explores overtly the spiritual reality of mankind The Billionaires Arranged Baby 3 describing it with a sense of optimism and purpose while couching it in the evolutionary framework that he presents and to be fair that is 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 whileefinitely 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 reasonable albeit still arbitrary efenses for Jesus as the ivine 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 oing so gets at some really important truths while completely missing out on othersI would recommend this book with the ualification that recent integral philosophers present a tenable approach to its key points ie the within of things evolution as increasing *CONSCIOUSNESS ETC AND A COMPREHENSIVE VIEW * etc and a comprehensive view evolution in general This was great reading in the first and third parts of the bookthough the middle almost killed me with its technicality In the early 20th century Pierre Teilhard became a forerunner in integrating evolution with a theistic worldview but the greatest import of his work was that he took a ead eye shot at predicting where naturalistic evolution was heading Advancing beyond mere rosy humanism Teilhard fervently believed in the eons long progress of hominization the coming to being of humanity He expresses god like patience by saying After all half a million years perhaps even a million were reuired for life to pass from the pre hominids to reuired for life to pass from the pre hominids to man should we now start wringing our hands because less than two centuries after glimpsing a higher state modern man is still at war with himself This seems to be the real crux of the book The spiraling paths of progress may not advance much in our lifetime but the history of life in the universe has shown that progress is all the history of biological evelopment has ever revealed Speculate rather how can there NOT be progressunless life ceases to be altogether We have no precedent for progress NOT being made in some corner of the universe And while this evelopment may appear to leave some species behind while focusing on a tiny growing tip of the universe Teilhard Lights, Camera, Action (Paranormal Talent Agency Book 1) develops the idea early that nothing in the universe is reallyetached from anything else If we can accept that proposition which he spends some time in constructing then we can accept seeing or being an ostensibly forgotten tail while the rest moves ahead Absolutely no pun intendedTeilhard writes to buttress hope in a secret complicity between the infinite and the infinitesimal to warm nourish and sustain to the very endthe consciousness that has emerged between the two It to the very endthe consciousness that has emerged between the two It upon this complicity that we must Becoming a Church that Cares Well for the Abused depend Teilhard marvels at this complicity what is it that causes objects in space big and small to attract to each other He theorizes somewhat courageously that even the basic attraction of objects in the universe towards each other to which we apply the name of gravity is a type of materially evidenced love This may sound romantic and completely absurd to our western sensibility but as Dr Sten Odenwald astronomer at NASA s Goddard Spaceflight Center stated on his website astronomycafenet in reply to a uestion about our knowledge of gravity Weon t really understand ANYTHING about our physical world at the The Nonlinear Workbook: Chaos, Fractals, Celluar Automata, Neural Networks, Genetic Algorithms, Gene Expression Programming, Support Vector Machine, Wavelets, Hidden Markov M deepest level such as whyoes gravity exist Why couldn t love enlarged to subsume the law of mutual attraction that binds the universe together seek also the unification and concord of human spirits Would that really pose a problem in a cohesive theory of physicalrelational life To assume. 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 Coming Out of Communism de Chardin is his book of the Earth aiscovery .
That love is merely an emotion and that humanity is so Ways of Knowing About Birth different a phenomenon as the rest of nature is to miss the mark Teilhard boldly reasons The only universe capable of containing the human person is an irreversibly personalizing universe And so the universe is eo ipso irreversibly personal Shouldn t that logically establish that human love has its root in a larger universal principle that has always existed like everything else from the beginning in what Teilhard calls an obscure and primordial way Teilhard s conception of an Omega Point of absolute human union globalized love is entirely pertinent in our culture of social networking It represents the acme of human connections relationship to the nthegree in what he calls the noosphere mind sphere a matrix of highly concentrated and involuted communication or inter thinking as Julian Huxley put it in the intro Modern globalization may be bringing us closer in the next century to Teilhard s reckoning uicker than he could have imagined When he adduced that totalized love would be impossible to envision by mere rational projection it suddenly struck me by all the signs of instant communication and complex social networking as very possible indeed Distance HeroAca doesn tilute Reading Africa into American Literature dreamsonly our grasp of them Once againoesn t all human progress signify the eventual emergence evolution of a perfect union A universal love is not only psychologically possible it is the only complete and final way in which we are able to love This seems to me what we all want what is woven into our religions and our highest technologicalscientific aspirations and yet some will laugh at it as if it was a silly BWWM (Interracial African American Billionaire Baby Romance Marriage Urban) dream But nature has taught us to hopeHis views on the awakening human mind and self awareness were certainly intriguing I ve always thought that the idea of a universe groping towards consciousness and unified fulfillment through eons of evolutive progress is very romantic The impression isn t necessarily that God is waking up through a pantheistic becoming but that the mind of God is somehow imprinted and bound together with the materialpsychical world while extending beyond it panentheism The goal of awakening and full being is included in his Omega Point I was a littleisappointed with the chapter The Christian Phenomenon which seemed to toss his original ideas and intellectual tour Algorithm Of Future de force into the catch allomestic The Progressive Guide to Alternative Media and Activism Project Censored Open Media Pamphlet Series 8 doctrines of orthodox Catholicism It was as if he was offering something truly novel only to conclude with a unworthy bow The Church was right all along Uh bait and switch anyone Of course knowing the history of Teilhard s censorship by the church this contriteness may have been what got the book in print after all Now I understand Teilhard s trying to harmonize the symbolic content of religion with the flatata of science but I m pretty sure his work a In My Shoes day scienceid a good enough job paying tribute to his religious beliefs possibly outstripping them a tad By his own admission his ideas weren t meant to be taken as strictly science but rather an interiorisation of matter even leading some to wonder if he had been leading them through facts through metaphysics or through BWWM (An African American Romance) (BWWM Paranormal Scifi Romance) dreams To which I think Teilhard would cheerily reply Yes Criticizing any claim to pure objectivity he reminds us There is lessifference than people think between research and adoration I have a feeling that the "thoughts and ideas introduced and reinforced by this book will be with "and ideas introduced and reinforced by this book will be with for a while The it sits with me the it makes a Loosening the Grip deeper change As with every book I read if you would like a copy of a few pages of great lines from the book send me a message and I ll get it to you It s great fodder for thought andiscussion In spite of the three star rating I Graph Drawing: Algorithms for the Visualization of Graphs do think this book is absolutely worth reading and reading again Chardin was an ordained Jesuit priest but also a trained paleontologist who worked with the team thatiscovered the Peking Man fossils so just from those factors alone the Peking Man fossils so just from those factors alone the is a must read He offers a picture against both an atheist or on the other side of the spectrum a pantheistic perspective of evolution The coherency of a world with a personalising God is something I BISEXUAL NEIGHBOR do agree with That science and faitho not necessarily conflict with one another is something I also from the limited scope of my search agree with But how he gets there Igniting the Internet 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 haveeveloped they have evolved both radially and interiorly The pressure from the outward expansion created a Breaking and Entering The Extraordinary Story of a Hacker Called Alien downward pressure that caused movement toouble back upon
resulting in the interior rise of consciousness and complexity Evolution is goal irected towards an outward movement towards the 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 Save Me, Im Yours 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 read and is something I will have to come back to after I learn but for now three stars Teilharde Chardin was both a Jesuit priest and a paleontologist He found that his scientific work supported his beliefs as a priest His argument is of a stunning simplicity 1 matter organizes itself towards life 2 life organizes itself towards Christ 3 earthly matter has only transformed itself into living matter once and no longer Adapting Agriculture to Climate Change does so 4 man cannot repeat the original transformation of matter into life in a laboratoryThe implication of this is that the evolution of life on this planet is aivine process as much as it is a natural process This book intends to Womens Energetics describe the past and future evolutionof life Many of the scientific concepts expressed in thefirst half of the book have been superseded by recentdevelopmentsFor me the main interesting concept in the book is the assertio. Nd an epic journey to open the way out for humanity in a time of world conflict and to release the spirit of the Earth As Virgil led Dante so Teilhard guides his reader back in space–time to experience the birth of our planet as it empris.itself resulting in the interior rise of consciousness and complexity Evolution is goal irected towards an outward movement towards the