The Perfect Type

What is “perfect?” You can cite dictionary definitions, but in the end those are essentially impossible ideals to obtain. “Perfection” as we know it is almost a purely theoretical concept, used mostly as emphasis. But Dan Fang discusses perfection in the context of scientific endeavour; what is considered a “perfect” organism, so that it is able to represent the entire species? What is “archetypical” of an entire group of organisms? And can those same standards apply to humans and society, as well?

 The Perfect Type

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~ by kievan09 on June 20, 2012.

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