*beaming at you*
Let me think about how to answer you, as this question hinges on another question of my own.
Let's suppose for a second, that I actually believed my answer, that everything is perfect, right now.
Let's just say I can look in the mirror, and see past my various neuroses, and I say to myself there, "Karen? You are an absolutely perfect being. Don't change a damned thing!"
(Trust me, it's a stretch for me, too.)
But let's just suppose...
What would compel me to reach for more, then?
Like a baseball player on a winning streak, I tend to stagnate (perhaps superstitiously?) in the stench of the same worn socks--and I smile here thinking of a quote from the movie "A League of Their Own", whereupon the coach inquired of his star pitcher who did just that--
"So what? We all have to suffer?" as he held his nose and waved her stench away.
To offer another analogy, I recently was asked by the carpenter who renovated my home,
"What would you do with the house of your dreams?"
I know, as a certainty, I would end up changing something.
Oh, not right away, no. But as I live and change, I'd want my surroundings to reflect that.
As for the evolution question? I maintain that somebody must have said/thought: "This sucks. There has got to be a better way."
Necessity being the mother of invention, I have to question the acceptance of the states of perfection, as it seem to indicate to me, contentment, which I perceive to be the antithesis of evolution.
And if you're wondering what my question of kin would be, it is this:
"How do I do better without using the pain of being a malcontent as my impetus, because of course, a state of perfection indicates the ultimate end-resulting satisfaction?"
Or to put it another way, what makes someone leave an oasis?
("To infinity, and beyond!" --Toy Story)
So I suppose I have to amend my answer, that yes, perfection exists, and it is NOW.
And NOW is decidedly temporary.
sheesh. It's after four a.m. here, I do hope I'm making sense...