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"A most extraordinary book, of far-reaching significance for the understanding of man's place in the universe." -- Abraham J. Heschel
"Marks the most significant achievement in synthetic thinking since that of Aquinas." -- Bernard Towers, Blackfriars
Pierre Teilhard De Chardin was born in Auvergne, France, in 1881.An ordained member of the Society of Jesus, Pierre Teilhard held positions as professor of geology at the Catholic Institute in Paris, director of the National Geologic Survey of China and director of the National Research Center of France.He lived in China for many years where he played a major role in the discovery of Pekin man. In 1951 he moved to New York where under the auspices of the Wenner-Gren Foundation he was enabled to continue his work until his death in 1955. Le PhÉnomÈne Humain, issued in France in December of that year, was immediately pronounced one of the outstanding publishing events of the century.
Pierre Teilhard De Chardin was a Jesuit scientist, a brilliant paleontologist and evolutionist who attempted throughtout his life to reconcile Catholic belief with scientific... Read morePublished on March 5 2003 by Avid Reader
I stumbled across this site and was captured to read the reviews about Teilhard's book. I read this book 20+ years ago and had relegated it to my archives but these reviews have... Read morePublished on Dec 3 2002 by Arthur
Derek Bickerton, in "Language and Species," gives us an example of language creating concepts: a friend declares that, to evaluate a certain speech, he would really need his... Read morePublished on Oct. 16 2002 by Geoff Puterbaugh
The reviews here pretty much mirror the two camps out there regard PTdC - love him or hate him and little in between.
I think there is another way to approach the work. Read more
A few eminent figures in politics claim to have been profoundly moved by this book, but I admire them too much to tell you who they are! Read morePublished on Aug. 12 2001
As pointed out by another reviewer, Peter Medawar thoroughly demolished this book, and you can see for yourself that no modern thinker relies on this nonsensical babble.Published on June 9 2001 by Geoff Puterbaugh
Don't be expected to be blown away by the logic in this book, or the conclusions that are derived thereof. The logic gaps in much of this book are tremendous. Read morePublished on March 22 2001 by Neil McGillivray