Pierre Teilhard de Chardin was born in Auvergne, France, in 1881. He was trained in geology and paleontology, but was also a Jesuit priest. He was one of a group of researchers that in 1929 discovered the Homo erectus skull that came to be known as 'Peking Man.'
In this segment, Ira talks with Amir Aczel, author of the new book 'The Jesuit and the Skull,' about Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, his life, and the challenges he faced in balancing his religion with his science.
Produced by Karin Vergoth