The Death of Planet Earth

Teilhard de Chardin was well aware of the cataclysmic possibilities lying in wait for Planet Earth: “With age and increasing complication, we are ever more threatened by internal dangers at the core of both the biosphere and the noosphere. Onslaughts of microbes, organic counter-evolutions, sterility, war, revolution – there are so many ways of coming to an end”. But he was no pessimist: “However possible [these cataclysms] may be in theory, we have higher reasons for being sure that they will not happen“: See next blog….

The Phenomenon of Man (1959)

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