- An accidental byproduct or mere symptom other more fundamental
processes. Such phenomena occur without any consequences of their own.
(ES-ka-ton) - A dramatic transformation of reality from what we
know or imagine it to be. Literally, the end of the world.
- This is the usually unarticulated belief that the world exists as a brute
fact, just as we naively see and think it to be.
(NEW-sphere) - The present and future mental extension ot the Biosphere.
(TAY-yar) - Pierre Teilhard de Cardin (1881-1955). French Jesuit
priest, paleontologist, and philosopher/mystic. Coined the term Noosphere.
- The doctrine of final causes. The understanding that purpose and
design exist in the natural order of things. (See also the section on teleology)
- rev 1/15b
- publ 1/15b