All quotes from Pierre Teilhard de Chardin’s

This principle of the compressive generation of consciousness has been ceaselessly at work in the human mass.

In terms of this ultimate state of organization and interiorization, our present condition is still so immature that Mankind in its existing form (and although there is nothing more ‘adult’ in the Universe with which, thus far, we can compare it) cannot be scientifically regarded as anything more than an organism which has not yet emerged from the embryonic stage.