Perfection is relative to Time.

by Freddy GdiP

frozen time

People who think Nature is perfect confuse cause with effect. Yes, it is a great thing that we have a planet with air we can breathe and a temperature we can endure and food we can eat and all that but it’s not like all of this stuff is here for us, but actually we as humans exist in this planet because of this conditions and it is because of this conditions that we are the way we are. Just like mold is an effect of time and moisture we, the human race, are just an effect of time and the predominating conditions on this planet. Not the other way around.

So, what would be a good definition of what “Perfection” is? The most widely accepted definition of perfection is the absolute balance of powers in a given situation. A system that works flawlessly. Examples: The human body is a perfect machine. The Earth is a perfect system. The Universe is a perfect equilibrium. Not quite so. The truth is, it’s apparently easy to be perfect for a nanosecond or two, and that’s exactly what nature does. Suppose you drop a glass filled with water. It goes down and explodes leaving scattered glass fragments and water all over the floor. The whole incident takes a fraction of a second and the glass and its content are gone. Hardly a perfect system, isn’t it? Well, quite possibly the sub-quarkian bacteria we can’t yet see in our most powerful microscopes, living in the glass and the water would differ. For them, the whole incident lasted a much longer time during which they lived, reproduced and died for several generations. They had all the necessary things for their life right there and then. The falling glass was their whole universe and a miraculously perfect environment that lasted maybe millions of years in micro bacterial time between the moment you dropped the glass and the moment it exploded against the floor.

It is generally accepted that the Earth is 4, 55 billion years old. The Solar System is supposed to be 12 billion years old. Scientists have recently just found out the Milky Way is approximately 13 billion years old and that the Big Bang took place 15 billion years ago. The current estimations say the Universe itself is 15-20 billion years old. Now, that’s an almost unthinkably huge load of time for us humans who consider ourselves lucky if we can manage to live 100 years. The fossilized remains of mankind’s earliest known ancestor are estimated at 6 million years. And we are not even talking about an intelligent human being, someone we would instantly recognize as an equal and share a funny anecdote with but some sort of über-ape who would fear and worship anyone with a lighter. As it is, human kind isn’t but a mere blip, a fraction of an instant in the continuum timeline of the Universe. Of course, that fraction of time is enormous to us.

Earth is not a perfect system. It has destroyed almost all of the life in itself at least once since its creation and a few million years of peace can hardly be called a perfect balance in Universe time. Not too long ago a comet the size of the Earth crashed against Jupiter. The Universe is filled with comets that size and even larger because the Universe is actually one huge explosion were all the fragments are crashing against each other while being tossed through space at incredible speeds. Would you consider that an absolute balance of powers? The only reason complete destruction hasn’t fallen upon us is simply because we are such an ephemeral race that, so far, we have been living in between these catastrophes, just like the sub-quarkian bacteria in the falling glass. It’s only a matter of time for the Earth to be squashed like a bug by some gigantic meteorite or worse.

Again, it´s apparently easy to be perfect for half a second. The trick is to maintain that same state for an undetermined amount of time. And so far nothing has accomplished that.  Just like Coincidences, Perfection is a human concept that only exists in our minds, not a reality. At least not until we learn how to control Time.