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I work in a factory writing software and integrating machine data with real time manufacturing reports. A machine will always do exactly the same thing, thats where repeatability comes in. If the parts change, the machine settings, basically when things change, you dont have the same process. The machine will, if the same parts and settings are used, produced exactly the same result.
We create machines to build cars etc etc and every so many are still at fault because it is a man made machine creating a machine.
I believe the pursuit of perfection is also the pursuit of the absolute Truth. Our curiosity is a symptom of this search for the absolute Truth, and this has given rise to everything we have up to this point. I therefore interpret what you've said as 'Will our path end in destruction?', and that my friend is the $1,000,000 dollar question!
Do you think that persuit of perfection will lead to our destruction?
This is absolutely true. Without variation, the Universe wouldn't have began, evolution wouldn't of occurred, and there would be no progress.
Imperfection is the beauty of the purpose of our lives and without it we cannot progress.
Infinite variations yes, both biologically and psychologically, because we're all experiencing a different variation of Reality due to our viewpoints. Again, I stress that without variation, theres no progress.
It is also the essence of who we are and I believe that is infinity in a human aspect.
I think the pursuit of anything can lead to biased and dangerous views. Interestingly, Hitler was full of inconsistencies. He was a vegetarian for Gods sake! He also had a Jewish section within his army. I think Hitler used peoples xenophobia to gain power, and everything else was his delusions. He was searching for Occult artifacts and any facts that he could use in his bid for World Domination.
If you look into history and the big example is Hitler who wanted a perfect race and look at the atrocity caused by one mans emotion and viewpoint. I am saying that the persuit of absolute perfection is corrupt.
I'm not sure how DNA could become perfect? This seems to go against what I said earlier. For DNA to become perfect, all species would have to converge to a singular form, then discard all other changes which would render the result unable to use its path of evolution to drop back through the evolutionary ladder. What happens is environmental stressing can force a previous evolutionary adaptation back to the surface (An animal forced to live in an aquatic environment may 'devolve' certain aspects of itself to a previously better adapted shape. Scientists managed to turn on a previous piece of DNA and give a beak to a mouse (or something very similar, proving the mouse DNA had perviously incarnation as some bird or other). That example may not be absolutely correct, but the process is correct.
If our DNA was to become perfect then I cannot say that I would rule that out as I am not perfect so I do not know that but at this time I can guarantee we wont reach it just yet.
The meaning behind the YinYang is related to this thread, but I think it goes against what your saying - There HAS to be both sides, negative and positive, because without both aspects there can be no reactions at all, and the Universe would be silent and probably still a singularity.
This does of course tie into the ying and yang
We know that our systems have become computerised and rigid. Where before we could ring the bank, now we get a call centre. Where before we could ring a broadband engineer and tell him the problem, now you are put in queues that are very impersonal and leave us at the whim of the 'system'. I think this comes from the fact we've only had computer technology for less than 1 persons lifetime, and the systems we've built are far from perfect or robust enough to take on the intricacies of human nature. Its like law and the age of sexual consent. In many many cultures, it was enforced by the small villages and such. If someone was preying on a youngster, they'd be beaten and killed or chased. But the age of consent wasn't an issue. Now we have rigid laws for fluid biological people, and it just doesn't work. Where one teenager might not be ready for sex, or even sexual knowledge, another may be extremely mature in decisions. This is one of the extreme examples, but shows how imperfect and how rigid our systems are.
They took her kids from her and split them up, placing them in foster homes around the country.