Teilhard de Chardin Quote of the Week (May 5, 2014): Developing Noosphere

A depiction of the Noosphere

A depiction of the Noosphere

“From the first beginnings of History (sic) . . . this principle of the compressive generation of consciousness has been ceaselessly at work in the human mass. But from the moment — we have just reached it! — when the compression of populations in the teeming continents gains a decided ascendancy over their movement of expansion upon the earth’s surface, the process is naturally speeded up to a staggering extent. We  are today witnessing a truly explosive growth of technology and research, bringing and increasing mastery, both theoretical and practical, of the secrets and sources of cosmic energy at every level and in every form; and, correlative with this, the rapid heightening of what I have called the psychic temperature of the earth. A single glance at the overall picture of surface chaos is enough to assure us that this is so. We see a human tide bearing us upward with all the force of a contracting star.” — The Future of Man, p. 276

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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