Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Civilization and the Noosphere – Effects of Differentiation and Orthogenesis:

Teilhard and Cosmic Evolution Series, 6 of 8


In man, there occurred an unknown and peculiarly revolutionary type of mutation in the massive cross-fertilization of large ethnic groups (not the rearrangement of germinal particles within certain individuals) (p90).


“Psychogenic” arrangement has replace cerebralization (the brain reaches its limit) (p91).

From one point of view, hominization seems to have slowed to a stop, but considering civilization a part of this evolution, we see only acceleration (p92).

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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