The Jesuit and the Skull by Amir Aczel
Teilhard de Chardin, Evolution, and the Search for Peking Man

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From the New York Times bestselling author of Fermat?s Last Theorem, ?an extraordinary story?( Philadelphia Inquirer) of discovery, evolution, science, and faith.

In 1929, French Jesuit priest Pierre Teilhard de Chardin was a part of a group of scientists that uncovered a skull that became known as Peking Man, a key evolutionary link that left Teilhard torn between science and his ancient faith, and would leave him ostracized by his beloved Catholic Church. His struggle is at the heart of The Jesuit and the Skull, which takes readers across continents and cultures in a fascinating exploration of one of the twentieth century?s most important discoveries, and one of the world?s most provocative pieces of evidence in the roiling debate between creationism and evolution.
 

About Amir Aczel

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Amir D. Aczel is the author of fourteen books, including the international bestseller Fermat’s Last Theorem, The Riddle of the Compass, and The Mystery of the Aleph. He is an internationally renowned writer of mathematics and science and a Fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.
 
Published October 30, 2008 by Riverhead Books. 320 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Religion & Spirituality, Science & Math, Professional & Technical, Business & Economics, Nature & Wildlife, Travel. Non-fiction

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The new field of paleoanthropology was emerging, Aczel shows, driven by discoveries of the fossils of three hominids inhabiting the world at overlapping periods: Homo sapiens (Cro-Magnon Man), Homo neanderthalensis (Neanderthal) and Homo erectus (Java Man).

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