Father Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
Geologist, Paleontologist and Visionary



 Scott  B537 
FRANCE, 1981, Scott B537 and its FDI cancel

Scott 297 Scott 1781h
JERSEY, 1982, one of the Philosophy & Science se-tenant pair of the Links with France issue, Scott 297
the same issue honors Charles Rey, SJ
BELGIUM, 2001, (see the full sheet below) Scott 1781h

THE PHILIPPINES, 2008, the Science Center of Xavier University
from a souvenir sheet marking 75th anniversary of the university.
Note the name of Jesuit Teilhard de Chardin at the bottom of the list of scientists.

Teilhard de Chardin was born in 1881 in Auvergne, France, and he entered the Jesuits in 1911. Forced by the Waldeck-Rousseau law of 1901 to leave France he and other Jesuits continued their studies at Maison St. Louis on the Isle of Jersey. He later finished his doctorate in paleontology at the Sorbonne and lectured at the Institut Catholique in Paris. In 1926 his attempts to unite science and theology in a cosmic evolutionary vision were rebuffed by superiors, and his work for the next 20 years were centered on geology and paleontology in China. This was a disciplinary and geographical exile, though he managed to roam the world from China and continued his philosophical and theological writings privately. When he died on Easter Sunday in 1955 in the United States, his manuscripts survived him, were published posthumously, and found a warmer welcome among philosophers, theologians, and scientists of the next generation.

Scott 1781
2001, The Tour of the 20th Century in 80 Stamps: Series 3. Technology, Science and Social Science
Teilhard de Chardin seems to be the central focus of the sheet, Scott 1781

Scott 2346 
CHINA, 1991, Scott 2346
CHINA, 1989, postal stationary envelope for 60th anniversary of finding the first skull

Teilhard de Chardin joined the ongoing excavations of the Peking Man Site at Zhoukoudian southwest of Beijing. He was an advisor at the site in 1926 and at the Cenozoic Research Laboratory from its founding in 1928 to analyze the remains excavated at Zhoukoudian The above stamp, issued to mark the 13th Conference of the International Union for Quaternary Research, shows the Peking Man.

CHINA, postal stationary (imprinted stamp is unrelated to Peking man)
CHINA, 2000, 60 fen postal card, Peking man's cave.