Teilhard de Chardin Pierre
Teil·hard de Char·din(tā-yär′ də shär-dăN′), Pierre 1881-1955.
French priest, paleontologist, and philosopher who maintained that the universe and humankind are evolving toward a perfect state. His written works include The Phenomenon of Man (first published 1955).
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