The Phenomenon of Man, Revised: Evolution and I.T. versus Extinction in the Years to Come

Authors

  • Paul J. Werbos Dept of Mathematics, University of Memphis

Keywords:

Noosphere, Machine learning, Soul, Psi, Backpropagation, Sociobiology, Internet of things, Human-centric internet, Futures, Consciousness, Cycles of history, Evolution

Abstract

In his seminal manifesto, The Phenomenon of Man, Teilhard de Chardin proposed a new vision of humanity and of our destiny, intended to reconcile the core principles of his Catholic beliefs with the core facts proven by science. He fully embraced the fact of biological evolution over billions of years, but proposed that this process of evolution includes the earth as a whole, the "noosphere", as previously described by Vernadsky. He proposed that the omega point prophesied in the Bible refers to that time in the future when we, components or cells of that larger noosphere, become more united, and reach out like a single organism to the larger cosmos.

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Published

26-05-2019

How to Cite

Werbos, P. J. (2019). The Phenomenon of Man, Revised: Evolution and I.T. versus Extinction in the Years to Come. Cosmos and History: The Journal of Natural and Social Philosophy, 15(2), 20–44. Retrieved from https://cosmosandhistory.org/index.php/journal/article/view/785

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