An illustration of Xavier Le Pichon’s analogies between the “rigidity” and what he calls “ductility” of the earth, and human communities he's witnessed from India to France.
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.
is Professor Emerita of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of Bristol.
is SUNY Distinguished Professor of Biology and Anthropology at Binghamton University in New York.
is Senior Fellow for Environmental Understanding at Pace University. His blog at The New York Times is called Dot Earth.