xavier le pichon

xavier le pichon

Xavier Le Pichon, one of the world's leading geophysicists, helped create the field of plate tectonics. A devout Catholic and spiritual thinker, he raised his family in intentional communities centered around people with mental disabilities. He shares his rare perspective on the meaning of humanity — a perspective equally informed by his scientific and personal encounters with fragility as a fundament of vital, evolving systems. Le Pichon has come to think of caring attention to weakness as an essential quality that allowed humanity to evolve.

A reflection on the different interpretations of a single poem and how one man's experience of suffering affects his reading of "Le Vase Brisé" ("The Broken Vase").

A follow-up question about altruism studies results in encore answer.

The French geologist connects Dorothy Day, seismic activity, empathy, and the ability of the heart to continue to learn.

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Krista's conversation with Le Pichon draws connections to Karl Jaspers and Karen Armstrong.

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