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perfection

1. The quality or state of being perfect or complete, so that nothing requisite is wanting; entire development; consummate culture, skill, or moral excellence; the highest attainable state or degree of excellence; maturity; as, perfection in an art, in a science, or in a system; perfection in form or degree; fruits in perfection.

2. A quality, endowment, or acquirement completely excellent; an ideal faultlessness; especially, the divine attribute of complete excellence. What tongue can her perfections tell? (Sir P. Sidney) To perfection, in the highest degree of excellence; perfectly; as, to imitate a model to perfection.

Origin: F. Perfection, L. Perfectio.


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Re: Species Perfection?

I suppose that depends on what you mean by perfection. Survival or reproductive success, survivability, becoming an apex predator, perfection is kind of nebulous concept when it comes to life.

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by NMLevesque
Fri Nov 22, 2013 6:03 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Species Perfection?
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Species Perfection?

... might say. Take the Au crocodile for example, they have not changed much at all in the last 150 million years as they are already reached "perfection" in every way shape and form and rule their habitat there is nothing different to adapt to except changes in prey items and a few behavioral ...

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by vk4vfx
Wed Nov 20, 2013 8:36 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Species Perfection?
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Re: Evolution or De-evolution?

... would be able to survive long in abscence of humans... But getting back to my original question: evolution or de-evolution? Are we moving toward perfection or away from it? What do you think? Cat, I can't think of any evidence that suggests that survival traits are lost in genes. In the case ...

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by animartco
Sat Sep 07, 2013 3:15 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Evolution or De-evolution?
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Re: Evolution or De-evolution?

... that results of our efforts from natural changes in plants and animals on this planet? So, evolution or de-evolution? Are we moving toward perfection or away from it? What do you think? Any new thoughts anyone? Evolution is not teleological.

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by RabbitPhilosopher
Sat Jul 20, 2013 9:53 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Evolution or De-evolution?
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Views: 42291

Species Perfection?

... and climate of that area, no new genes entering pool etc). And if this is possible, does that mean that if they reach the brink of their perfection, Natural Selection wouldn't apply to them since it doesn't have anything to sort out? Forgive me if my grammar is a little goofy. I'm in ...

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by Mercury
Thu Jul 11, 2013 9:14 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Species Perfection?
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