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Perfect Imperfection

What is perfection?

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Definition of perfection:  Noun

Perfection is a mirage.1.  The condition, state, or quality of being free or as free as possible from all flaws or defects.

I disagree, "as free as possible”  is by definition not perfect.

Perfection is, broadly, a state of completeness and flawlessness.

A state of perfect imperfection!  In an ever-evolving world, why should a state of static perfection be a desired goal at all?  Beauty and progress lie in imperfection.”

Everything in The Universe is ever changing.  The galaxies, the stars, the planets.  Every single organism on our planet is evolving alongside the Universe...evolving.

By definition perfection is the end, the final stage.  Nothing can be more perfect than Perfection.

In other words if the Universe would attain perfection, all would stop.  And nothing can exist in a static state.  It is death.

So if our universe came to life from nothing, it became alive, it became imperfect.

What is perfection

Beautiful imperfection

And this is true for every level, every part of the Universe.

Just look at people.  Human beauty is in its little flaws, little cute imperfections.

The Universe is not perfect, not precise.  Another example is science and engineering.  Boeing's 787 Dreamliner is a good example.

The first 787 was unveiled in a roll-out ceremony on July 8, 2007.  By this day in June 2013, it just barely started to fly commercial flights.  It took 6 years for all the super-smart engineers to get out the bugs.  Hopefully.  So no matter what we humans design and build, what really works is trial and error.

The genius, the perfection of the Universe is in imperfection and constant movement, constant change, constant evolution. Evolution of not just species on our planet, but stars and galaxies and the universe as a whole.

Mother Nature, the universe is dealing with the imperfection, with uncertainty by diversification.

Dinosaurs were perfect until conditions changed.  A new species progressed.  Not the strongest or the smartest or perfect.  Just those better adapted to new conditions.

Definition of perfection

Perfection is a myth.

Perfection doesn’t exist in the Universe.  If the Universe were perfect, it would be empty.” -

I disagree.  There is no perfect emptiness.  Emptiness, if it is real nothingness, would not have a volume and therefore cannot exist.

Perfection is a chimera.  It is one of many human ideas that doesn't exist.  There is not a perfect thing, state or concept.  The concept of perfection itself is flawed.

Is it perhaps a matter of definition?  Maybe perfection is the ability for change, adaptation and progress.  Nassim Taleb calls it, “Antifragility”.

Antifragility is a postulated antithesis to fragility where high-impact events or shocks can be beneficial.”

Heat death of the universe


Perfection is life's unattainable goal and thus is an enemy of life.

The only perfection is Nothingness.  If the universe came from Nothing and you believe it came from God, the perfect God knows that life is imperfect and knowingly created the imperfect universe so it evolves and improves.

The Devil (if it would exist), on the other hand, would strive to attain the opposite.  To destroy what God has achieved.  To destroy the Universe.  If the current definition of perfection stands, the closest thing to perfection in the Universe is the state of full entropy or the heat-death of the Universe.

The Devil wants Perfection.

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