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