Quote of the Week About Teilhard de Chardin (Brilliant but Obtuse)

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The following was taken from the Teilhard de Chardin Facebook page. I laughed when I read it and thought I would share it here:

“Teilhard’s combination of divine and evolution, instead of divine single-step complete creation and instead of blind evolution, and his arguments for it are so good … that I will forgive him for the incredibly long runaway sentences in many of his books.”

Hank HaarmannDirector for Cognitive Neuroscience at Center for Advanced Study of Language at University of Maryland Neuroimaging Center

About William Ockham

I am a father of two with eclectic interests in theology, philosophy and sports. I chose the pseudonym William Ockham in honor of his contributions to philosophy, specifically Occam's Razor, and its contributions to modern scientific theory. My blog (www.teilhard.com) explores Ignatian Spirituality and the intersection of faith, science and reason through the life and writings of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (pictured above).
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11 Responses to Quote of the Week About Teilhard de Chardin (Brilliant but Obtuse)

  1. claire46 says:

    It is true that Teilhard’s language is a deterrent to some… 🙂

  2. ptero9 says:

    But I like “incredibly long runaway sentences ” 🙂

  3. Lynda says:

    LOL!!! Teilhard is a brilliant scientist and theologian – how many theologians are easy to comprehend?

  4. I think that the fact that we are able to smile can be explained as part of the development of communications in creation. It is also evident that every human person can hide his true intentions even though, for collaboration purposes, he will smile. Humor is part of this development, I think. Teilhard de Chardin had friends such as Henri de Lubac who probably was able to share with him humorous anecdotes as we all do. The comment made by Hank Haarman about him is valuable. I enjoyed it.

  5. I think that the fact that we are able to smile can be explained as part of the development of communications in creation. It is also evident that every human person can hide his true intentions even though, for collaboration purposes, he will smile. Humor is part of this development, I think. Teilhard de Chardin had friends such as Henri de Lubac who probably was able to share with him humorous anecdotes as we all do. The comment made by Hank Haarmann about him is valuable. I enjoyed it.

  6. Love the quote….I’m a big Teilhard fan as well

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