Teilhard de Chardin, Pierre - Phenomenon of Man - Function comes before form
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin – Phenomenon of Man
According to current thought, an animal develops its carnivorous instincts because its molars become cutting and its claws sharp. Should we not turn the proposition round? In other words if the tiger elongates its fangs and sharpens its claws is it not rather because, following its line of descent, it receives, develops and hands on the soul of a carnivore?
It is the same with the timid cursorial types, the same with those that burrow swim or fly.