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New Biography Chronicles Life of Jesuit Geologist

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New Biography Chronicles Life of Jesuit Geologist

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New Biography Chronicles Life of Jesuit Geologist

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Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, a priest trained in geology and paleontology, was part of the 1929 team that discovered "Peking Man" — a pre-human skull that helped introduce homo erectus to the world. Author Amir Aczel writes about the challenges de Chardin faced in combining his religion with science.

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Amir Aczel, author, The Jesuit and the Skull: Teilhard de Chardin, Evolution, and the Search for Peking Man, professor of mathematics at the University of New Hampshire, and research fellow at the Center for Philosophy and History of Science, Boston University