However, from the vantage of a cat, the same facts can be viewed, conversely, as proof of God's incompetence. If God is not utterly incompetent, then certainly, I'm inclined to conclude, He's no more competent than man. Men credit God with creating as many faces as there are men, but was such variation, from the outset, part of the plan? Or was the intent that every man have the same face, and try as He might, face after face, the operation faltered into disarray? It's not clear. The construction of men's faces may be seen as testimony to God's success, but can it not also be regarded as the vestiges of God's failure? It can just as readily be assessed as omnipotence or impotence. Regrettably for humans, their eyes lie together on a single flat surface. They can't look left and right at the same time, so they only ever see half of the world. It could even be said that, as they stand in self-conceited awe of their Creator, they're blind to this simple truth of their everyday existence. While diversity of creation may be challenging, exhaustive replication is harder still. If commissioned to paint two identical portraits of the Madonna, Raphael would struggle just as much as if he were asked to produce two entirely dissimilar works. In fact, he would likely struggle more with the replication. If you tasked Kōbō-Daishi with writing the characters for "kūkai" today with the same brushwork he applied the day prior, he might well find it more arduous than if tasked with originating a unique script. Human language is learned by imitation. To acquire the words they use, humans do nothing more than repeat the sounds of those around them, be they mothers or nurses. They imitate as best they can. The pronunciation of their words, passed down through imitation in this manner, will naturally exhibit changes over the course of ten or twenty years. Flawless imitation, it's clear to see, is beyond their capabilties. Pure imitation is most demanding. Accordingly, indistinguishable humans, all stamped out like porcelain dolls, would strongly suggest an omnipotent God. On the other hand, what we see before us today, a bewildering sea of varied human faces wandering under the sun, better suggests an impotent God.