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Teilhard de Chardin's "Planetary Mind" and Our Spiritual Evolution

Ursula King, Andrew Revkin, and David Sloan Wilson

Teilhard de Chardin's "Planetary Mind" and Our Spiritual Evolution

The coming stage of evolution, Teilhard de Chardin said, won't be driven by physical adaptation but by human consciousness, creativity, and spirit. We visit with his biographer Ursula King, and we experience his ideas energizing New York Times Dot Earth blogger Andrew Revkin and evolutionary biologist David Sloan Wilson.
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  • Ursula King

    Ursula King

    is Professor Emerita of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of Bristol.

  • Andrew Revkin

    Andrew Revkin

    is a journalist, author, and educator who has reported on the environment — from the North Pole to the White House to the Amazon — for more than three decades, mainly for The New York Times. As the Senior Fellow for Environmental Understanding at Pace University, he teaches courses in online communication and environmental documentary production. Revkin has won top awards in science and investigative journalism and a Guggenheim Fellowship. He has written books on global warming, the changing Arctic, and the Amazon rain forest and, in spare moments, is a performing songwriter.

  • David Sloan Wilson

    David Sloan Wilson

    is SUNY Distinguished Professor of Biology and Anthropology at Binghamton University in New York.