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Teilhard de Chardin, Pierre - Phenomenon of Man - Designing aggregates in Nature

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Pierre Teilhard de Chardin – Phenomenon of Man

Next comes ingenuity.  This is the indispensable condition or more precisely the constructive facet of ‘additivity’.  To accumulate characters in stable coherent aggregates, life has to be very clever indeed.  Not only has it to invent the machine but, like an engineer, so design it that it occupies the minimum space and is simple and resilient.  And this implies and involves, as regards the structure of organisms (particularly the higher ones), a property which must never be forgotten, what can be put together can be taken apart

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Teilhard de Chardin, Pierre

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