Saturday, July 22, 2006

Teilhard de Chardin

I turned over a catalog card and found this title:
Teilhard de Chardin: Re-mythologization.
I have not thought of Teilhard de Chardin for a long while.

Teilhard de Chardin and the Noosphere.
by Rev. Phillip J. Cunningham, C.S.P.
Inevitably, his observations came to the attention of Church authorities. The reaction to some of Teilhard's ideas was ultimately severe. He was deprived of his teaching position and admonished not to publish his observations on religion and science. He observed that restriction until his death in 1955.

Imagine my surprise at finding this:
An obscure Jesuit priest, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin,set down the philosophical framework for planetary, Net-based consciousness 50 years ago.

I can't imagine why he would be considered obscure, though?