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UNIT 3: QUEST FOR PERFECTION. What is perfection?  If someone/something/somewhere is perfect, what does that mean?  Can you give specific examples?

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1 UNIT 3: QUEST FOR PERFECTION

2 What is perfection?  If someone/something/somewhere is perfect, what does that mean?  Can you give specific examples?  Is perfection a good thing?

3 Unit Questions  How do humans cope with an imperfect world?  Why do we seek perfection in body, soul, and in our world?  Is Utopia attainable? At what cost would it be worth attaining?  How far should we tamper with our own chemistry and biology?

4 How do humans cope with an imperfect world?  Cope – manage; handle; deal with; survive

5 Why do we seek perfection in body, soul, and in our world?  Seek – search for; try to find

6 Is utopia attainable? At what cost would it be worth attaining?  Utopia - An ideal community or society possessing a perfect socio-politico-legal system.  Dystopia - The idea of a society in a repressive and controlled state, often under the guise (disguise/appearance/façade) of being utopian.  Attain – achieve; reach; grasp

7 How far should we tamper with our own chemistry or biology?  Tamper – interfere; meddle; fiddle

8 Examples  Can you think of any novels you may have read that might address this topic?  Can you think of any scientific debates that might deal with these questions?debates


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