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No, because just as you and I acquire more perfections, the advanced civilization acquires more perfections too. Perfections are endless. In my view a civilization can't just sublime (to use Iain Banks' science fiction term), evaporating into an absolute condition of perfection since God alone is absolute perfection and separate from creation. If they could, that would make them independent of God. We would then have two Gods! When you look at a ruby, a rose, or a nightingale, you can always imagine something better within each kingdom of existence. Since this advanced civ has the power of reason, I could classify it into the human kingdom. This advanced civ, according to my view, can imagine something better than themselves, but they can never know what absolute perfection is like. In my view perfections are endless and the creation is endless too, for the Creator is absolute perfection, eternal, and immutable.
No, because one can always imagine a harder test of knowledge. The participant that scores the highest doesn't reveal absolute knowledge since the test can't test absolute knowledge.
I then only have a few more things to say regarding this discussion, if this god you hold in such high regard and is the highest of the highest in terms of everything, then why us? Is it to prove ignorance does exist? In light of this great intelligence are we mere protozoa in all aspects? Why create a species of life that is so beneath it's self? I love to hold conversations with people of like mindedness and tend to avoid talking to rocks, for I can not gain intellect or meaningful conversation with them. Why would it want to stand so far above the rest if it could create what ever it wanted? Does it fear reproach by it's creations, is it to keep us simple, clueless and stupid where is the intelligence in that? The problem with this argument in it's entirety is that, it has given no proof of this intelligence that can not be explained by science, why the misdirection?