“The future of the Earth is in our hands.” Building the Earth
b. 5-1-1881; France
d. 4-10-1955; NYC
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (1881-1955), French philosopher and paleontologist, primarily wrote on the phenomenon of man and the future of the world.
After working in China on the discovery of Peking Man’s skull, he developed his belief that evolution is an incomplete process. He has become known for his theory that man is evolving, mentally and socially, toward a final spiritual unity.
“Some day after we have mastered the winds, the waves and gravity…we will harness for God the energies of love; and then for a second time in the history of the world, man will have discovered fire.”