Wednesday, July 27, 2011

The Biosphere:

Teilhard and Cosmic Evolution Series, 3 of 8

There must have been an astonishingly rapid invasion of the whole photochemically active surface of our planet. It is as though the surface had then been, in relation to life, in a state of almost super-saturation…” with all capable elements rapidly vitalized to create the biosphere (p39).

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Man’s Place in Nature: The Human Zoological Group

Written 1949, Harper’s 1956, English trans 1966

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