The Noosphere

Under the impact of this passage from simple to squared numbers, we all become aware that the entrance is open for the hominised consciousness into a new inner world: the world of the Universe as thought. But do we sufficiently notice that simultaneously, in the realm of the measurable and tangible, another form of ' generalisation '—also as the result of reflexion — becomes possible and outlines itself: no longer simply for our knowledge, the systematised perception of total time and total space; but also, for us to act upon, the (at least potential and initial) realisation of a particular type of technico-social arrangement capable of being (and requiring to be) extended uninterruptedly over the whole surface of the globe ? In contrast to the * simple ' animals, who may well be world-ranging, but never succeed in organising themselves into a biological unity over all the continents, man has unceasingly, since the first known traces of implements and fire (by the use of planned artifices and social adjustments) gradually woven above the old biosphere a continuous layer of thought all round the earth: the Noosphere.


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 The Appearance of Man
Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Chardin, Pierre Teilhard de (1956), The Appearance of Man, Retrieved on 2016-06-15
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