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Teilhard de Chardin, [Marie Joseph] Pierre

Born: 1881 AD
Died: 1955 AD, at 74 years of age.

Nationality: French
Categories: Mystics, Philosophers, Priests


French anthropologist, Jesuit clergyman, paleontologist, and theologian


ordained Jesuit priest 1911


co-discovered Peking Man 1929


interpreted biological evolution as concurrent with divine creation, with endpoint of evolution corresponding to second coming of Christ


identified human consciousness as evolutionary catalyst, while identifying entropy with evil and sin


wrote "Phenomenon of Man" 1955, "The Future of Man" 1964, "Man's Place in Nature" 1966


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