“The new human type will be found scattered more or less  over the thinking face of the globe. Some apparent  attraction draws these scattered elements together and  causes them to unite among themselves. You have only to take two people in a gathering endowed with this  mysterious sense of the future; they will gravitate  instinctively towards one another. They will know one another. No racial, social or religious barrier seems to  be effective against this force of attraction.”

– Teilhard  de Chardin