Do we have a Perfect Present?

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I can relate to your perspective. Pantheism has its appeal. Still, if everything is perfect, then why bother with the word "perfect"? Everything just is. Everything exists. Everything is perfect. These motherhood statements don't mean much to me.

Personally, I think Venus and Mars are disappointing $#!:hole planets, but I admit that is anthropocentric bias :)
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But I submit that you need your comparisons to realize the amazingly beautifully broad spectrum of creation - we need contrast to appreciate what we have. The barrenness of the nearby pockmarked moon really helps me appreciate the unbelievably lush and beautiful diversity that we have right here on our home planet. And as much as I respect the amazing brilliance of Elon Musk, I can’t begin to understand why he wants to civilize a planet with 2% of our atmosphere with -40 ambient temperatures - it’s like realizing you’re in paradise after thousands of years of evolving beautification but deciding to ‘hit the reset button’ and start all over again - Reeeeealy??
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jerrydurr wrote: September 2nd, 2022, 9:24 pmAnd as much as I respect the amazing brilliance of Elon Musk, I can’t begin to understand why he wants to civilize a planet with 2% of our atmosphere with -40 ambient temperatures - it’s like realizing you’re in paradise after thousands of years of evolving beautification but deciding to ‘hit the reset button’ and start all over again - Reeeeealy??
I feel much the same way. I can only imagine that the idea is to get around questions of jurisdiction. After all, if we want to open new vistas, it would be cheaper to green parts of the Saraha or to occupy the Antarctic. However, countries own those places, while Mars is unclaimed.

Personally, I think that bags of water, such as humans, are not made for space. Robots are, however. We animals are part of this planet and we do not separate from it easily, or without considerable cost, both financially and personally.

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The important thing to notice is author's reference to God, to the being that constructs our present. Adopting this view I could easily say that no matter what happens in our present, it is by perfect by definition because it's done by the will of God.
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