Teilhard and Cosmic Evolution Series, 2 of 8
The Curve of Life and Complexity:
On the chart (p22), Teilhard plots the size of things, from an electron to the universe, against complexity, by number of atoms.
The chart corresponds to a cosmic evolution where the movement does not slow down but accelerates into more advanced forms of arrangement (p22). There is “the vitality of a sap whose pressure seems to rise rather than drop with the passage of time” (p77).
[--Kurzweil’s exponential growth of technology--
-Universal expansion from infinitesimal to immense
-Universal folding in and centering upon itself
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
Man’s Place in Nature: The Human Zoological Group
Written 1949, Harper’s 1956, English trans 1966