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Teilhard de Chardin, Pierre - Phenomenon of Man - Co-operation



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Pere Teilhard de Chardin – Phenomenon of Man

Caught up in the chain of succeeding generations, the animal seemed to lack the right to live; it appeared to have no value for itself.  It was a fugitive foothold for a process which passed over it and ignored it.  Life, once again, was more real than living things.....

we now perceive that under the more striking reality of the collective transformations, a secret process has been going on …. The more highly each phylum became charged with 'psychism', the more it tended to 'granulate'.  The animal grew in value in relation to the new species.

…....... Does this mean the phylum loses its function from this moment?  Nothing of the sort.  Only from this date, the global spurt, without slackening in the slightest, has acquired another degree, another order of complexity.

Until now it was enough to consider in nature a simple vibration on a wide front, the ascent of individual centres of consciousness.  What we now have to do is to define and regulate harmoniously an ascent of consciousness (a much more delicate phenomenon).  We are dealing with a movements of movements.

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Teilhard de Chardin, Pierre

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