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Teilhard de Chardin, Pierre - Phenomenon of Man - The Microscopic

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000175

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A description of the experience

Pere Teilhard de Chardin – Phenomenon of Man

there seems to be in the universe a natural relationship between size and number.  Either because they are faced with a relatively greater space or else to compensate for their reduced effective radius of individual action, the smaller creatures are, the more they swarm.  Measurable only in terms of microns, the first cells must have been numbered by the myriad.  Hence as we get as near as we can to the threshhold of life, it manifests itself to us simultaneously as microscopic and innumerable.

The source of the experience

Teilhard de Chardin, Pierre

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