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The Cosmic Thought of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (Robert Wright & Ilia Delio)

The Cosmic Thought of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (Robert Wright & Ilia Delio)


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0:00 Ilia’s background
1:53 Things to know about the noosphere
8:15 Teilhard’s transgressive theological and scientific thought
14:29 Does AI suggest a “transcendent nature to nature”?
18:08 The Teilhardian solution to the mind-body problem
29:16 How Darwinian was Teilhard, really?
38:09 Teilhard on love
43:05 “Techno-sapiens,” redemption, and the Omega Point
54:38 Heading to Overtime

Robert Wright (Nonzero, The Evolution of God, Why Buddhism Is True) and Ilia Delio (Center for Christogenesis, The Unbearable Wholeness of Being, The Not-Yet God). Recorded January 10, 2024.


Overtime titles:

0:00 Ilia: We’re a speeding world and no one’s at the wheel
13:20 Is becoming a global superorganism a good thing?
19:43 "God is more Omega than Alpha" and other cryptic Teilhard-isms
25:57 Did Teilhard believe in aliens?

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