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Beauty ...

Beauty it is said, is in the eye of the beholder. That may be true but we contend that there are common denominators that will cause even a blind man to go "wow!". An example is "S.A.". I would have loved to put her picture here, but that would require her permission which she is not likely to give! She is as close to perfection as we have seen anywhere.
Which brings us to another topic that's related to this one. We were watching a "serial" in which a man tells a woman that she is perfect, to which the woman replies that no one is perfect.
I thought about this for a moment and it hit me - indeed no one is absolutely perfect. 
Perfection is like ... all those mathematical functions that give curves that tend to zero (ask an engineer for the term), but never actually reaches zero or like infinity - a number so big it can't be given an exact value - because the moment you can value it, it stops being infinity!
Thus, the "workable" definition of perfection as perceived and believed by an admirer would be (recursively): "how much perfection one is willing to live with" or slightly negatively, "how much imperfection one is willing to put up with".

God made Adam and Eve perfect. But sin and are forebears have destroyed that perfection. All we have now are man-made grades of humanity.

"I am fearfully and wonderfully made" (Psalms 139:14b)
"There are also celestial bodies, and bodies terrestrial: but the glory of the celestial is one, and the glory of the terrestrial is another" (1 Corinthians Chapter 15:40)

As the scientists have discovered,  making a human being is not as easy as one-two-three; it is not QED (quite easily done) either; neither is it as easy as algebra. We will continue to hint at it; glimpse the infinite possibilities in cloning; invitro fertilization (IVF) etc because we are made (like) in the image of God. But we will never quite achieve it (at least not in this present world's lifetime) because we are not God!

June 2004

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