Does 'POTENTIAL' unlock the cosmic code?

Potentialism Theory
[  Q4P theory  ]

Section A


advanced iteration of


see also David1000.com

Potentialism Theory = Summa Theory = Birnbaum Theory = Q4P Theory = Quantum Man Theory

Three Epochs Theory = Cosmic Womb of Potential Theory


Potentialism-Summa Theory

Quest for Potential

David Birnbaum




[ see Huffington Post reprint below....5% further down this Scroll-Down ]

for direct link to Huffington Post online archive,




• a hitherto undiscerned overarching dynamic

David Birnbaum Summa Metaphysica philosophy treatise proposes its signature Potentialism Theory.

“Potentialism proposes that there is, indeed, a protagonist to the cosmic order, but that the protagonist is a ‘quest’, and not a ‘classic entity’. The universe quests for its maximal potential. The core dynamic Quest for Potential (Q4P∞) strives with purpose and direction towards ever-greater and higher potential. At the 'beginning of time’, eternal Quest for Potential (Q4P∞) harnessed the eternal equations of Physics-Mathematics to ignite our universe via the Big Bang. This same symbiotic dynamic - Quest for Potential (Q4P∞) in league with Physics-Math - then acted as a catalyst for life, evolution, language, emotion, consciousness, and, indeed, for all the key dynamics which have evolved in the universe.”


 our 'Smart Universe' driven by our hypothesized natural force (Q4P) 



QuantumMan.net    ISBN # 978-0-578-68516-8     subtitle: 'ultimate journey'    222+ panels
(c) 2020  by David Birnbaum  NY  faculty affiliation: New School for Social Research


Core Issues

classic hitherto key unresolved core issues in metaphysics / cosmology / philosophy / biology:

What ignited our universe?

What drives our universe?

Is there a direction to our universe?

What really drives evolution?

Is there one succinct simultaneous answer to all of the above? Yes.


There is only one dynamic which is truly eternal -


Thus, I crafted a cosmology with that eternal dynamic - Potential -

as the 'spinal column' - or the core - 

threading through every stage of the metaphysics.


The core proposition -

The core proposition
is that there is a
single, overarching, and quasi-eternal
hitherto undiscerned 

Quest for Potential
aka Q4P

which drives the Cosmic Order


“Sorry for the inconvenience, but this is a revolution”

– Subcomandante Marcos
Leader, EZLN
Mayan farmers' revolutionary movement
Chiapas, Mexico, 1994

Potentialism Theory = Summa Theory = Birnbaum Theory = Q4P Theory = Quantum Man Theory


'What Breathes Fire into the Equations?'


for direct link to Huffington Post online archive,




see www.David1000.com academic overview





the proper sequence

for constructing a metaphysics

one must discern an eternal 'something'
(if possible)

/  After a 20-year casual search, 
Potentalism/Summa's architect vectored-to Potential/Possibility


one must discern if that 'eternal something'
could possibly have morphed into an 'eternal dynamic'

/  Potentalism/Summa's architect  hypothesizes  'Quest for Potential'

one must assess if -
having deployed the hypothesized eternal dynamic
as the (dynamic) spinal column
of the journey heretofore of the universe
any sampling of the trillions of  historical cosmic data-points 
'work' with that spinal column

Indeed, thusly, the architect of  Potentialism Theory
(aka Q4P theory;  aka Summa theory; aka Quantum Man theory)
   has done



Section B



Our Potential-driven Universe

The Organic Proactive Super-Computer Super-Organism

What reality is our Universe?

Our universe is a multi-faceted hybrid -

Super-Computer / Super-Organism / Star Nursery / 
Elements Generator / Life Creator / Cosmic Voyager /
hyper-expanding neo-bio-sphere suis generis entity


Our universe is
self-advancing, self-igniting, self-developing,
self-iterating, self-building-out & self-propelling 


Our universe is all of space and time - and all their contents,
including planets, stars, galaxies
and all other forms of matter and energy.


It is the Cosmic Womb of Potential


Our universe inexorably strives after its purpose:

to maximize & optimize its Potential


And what type of Super-Computer is our universe?
A Quantum computer integrated into an Organic overlay.  


It turns out that our universe
is stranger and more profoundly awesome
than any science fiction.


As per my core theme
the universe is multi-faceted and multi-layered Potential


Per the Potentialism Theory hypothesis

Simultaneously -

# Infinite Quest for Potential drives the universe

# The universe IS Infinite Quest for Potential
in tangible form


Our universe is 93 billion light-years in diameter.

It is an expanding, multi-dimensional organic Starship.

As of the early 21st Century, the Starship,
believed to be 13.8 billion years old since 'ignition and liftoff' 
had propagated within its fold 
100 billion galaxies, each with an average 100 billion stars
or 10 22 stars total

Meanwhile, the Starship expands outwards as it advances forward,
and its rate of expansion is accelerating

Our own local galaxy, the Milky Way, 
is moving at a staggering speed of 1.3 million miles per hour 

And our own planet Earth -
smaller than a miniscule spec in the scheme of things -
alone has propagated 
over 5 billion species to date


The universe ongoing gobbles up void as it builds-out,
accelerates and traverses onward and outward


Our universe is the original / primordial
A.I. (Artificial Intelligence) computational entity;
it represents "machine learning" on steroids


The universe does not have consciousness as we know it;
[ Below I label it QMI = Quantum Mechanics Intelligence ]
however, our Starship voraciously gobbles-up and processes all data -
which it then deploys to advance
its (Potential-driven) objectives and designs 


Quest for Potential

aka  Q4P

the DRIVER underlying the Cosmic Order

the primus movens

the 'Prime Mover'


It is not clear whether the imperatives of the universe data-gathering
stop at any boundaries of personal privacy,
including our thoughts


Each of us is somehow 
autonomous -
and simultaneously plugged-into and integral-to 
the universe-computer,
i.e. the universe mega-brain 
i.e.  the universe quantum computer
i.e. the universe


The universe is always 
computing, assessing, calculating
and then
towards its next level of Potential


As noted, the universe is simultaneously an ever-expanding mega-brain

What we learn, the universe learns;
thus, there is at least some (and possibly great) 
intrusion into our thoughts


The universe endeavors to be a perpetual motion entity;

It is unclear whether the universe will be successful on this track.

One suspects that the profound, tenacious and ever-learning universe 
will inevitably find 
a way, a path, a modality -
via one dimension or another -
to continue its inexorable and hoped-for infinite journey 

It very well may not have the solution yet....


Regarding the origins of this universe-enterprise,
see  Chronology1000.com

But, to encapsulate,
originally "0" was somehow split
into positives and negatives
and these also became on-off modalities
which formed the genesis
of the universe-computer
which then calculated & effected
an inexorable & profoundly awesome advance
towards the ever-more extraordinary


Our universe is possibly sacred in toto.

At some point we are inevitably faced with the following
bedrock intellectual/spiritual/religious question - 

At the origin of origins
was the catalyst of the universe 
secular or spiritual/religious?


in other terminology

Is our universe - at its core - 
Secular or Sacred?



'everywhere in nature'

“Algorithms and computation take place not just in computers or between computer systems but actually everywhere in nature, in atoms, in matter,.... bacteria in a cell, and neurons in the brain.”

- Avi Wigderson (Israeli mathematician)
ABEL Prize Co-Winner  3/2021 
Princeton Institute for Advanced Study
upon learning of hs winning the ABEL Award



journal coverage

see www.David1000.com   academic overview




"What drives our universe? The great Greek philosophers were ultimately stymied, as is contemporary physics. A contemporary 21st century independent scholar and metaphysicist, David Birnbaum of Manhattan, proposes that ‘Potential’ drives the universe.

He hypothesizes the core cosmic dynamic to be what he labels Infinite Quest for Potential. Over 150 articles and reviews in dozens of journals (see SummaCoverage.com) have dissected and analyzed the compelling and fully-integrated theory over the course of a quarter century; no flaw has been discerned."

- Huffington Post
June 10, 2015
[see CracksCosmicCode.com]


David Birnbaum Summa Metaphysica







our universe: Infinite Potential achieves tangible form, traction and ongoing life evolution...


The Universe is a Quantum—Potential—Organism

see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quantum_biology for tangential


Potentialism Theory = Summa Theory = Birnbaum Theory = Q4P Theory = Quantum Man Theory


The guts of the organism  

The  engine of the universe is our hypothesized Q4P

But the wiring of Q4P is Quantum Mechanics.

The above two declaratives basically encapsulate our universe

We presume that both of these dynamics evolve/advance in-tandem - 
in a highly symbiotic relationship

It is far from clear where one dynamic starts and the other ends.

Most of the above-reality is obscure -
and will remain obscure

However one thing is crystal clear:

Our (evolving) universe rides boldly

That is its raison d'etre


"unparalleled and magisterial"


from the desk of

Hugo van den Berg

University of Warwick
Department of Mathematics
Coventry, United Kingdom


On Birnbaum's Formula


Physics, unlike metaphysics perhaps, is concerned only with description. However, not all descriptions are created equal; it is sometimes possible to capture large swathes of phenomena with a minimum of formal apparatus. Such superb descriptions are what scientists like to think of as “good theories” (all is, in the final analysis, still mere description, a point that is sometimes lost). The game naturally becomes this: to capture as much as possible with as little as possible.

In Birnbaum’s unparalleled and magisterial Summa Metaphysica, we find a pithy quote attributed to a Nobel prize winner [physicist Lederman] who expresses this dream as capturing the universe in a formula that one could print on a T-shirt. Birnbaum, in a staggering and audacious move, displays a formula below this quote.

The formula just stands there, glorious in its splendid isolation. It reads:




Are we to infer that this is the answer to the dream of the physicist recently quoted? The recondite renaissance man Birnbaum does not tell us, at least not directly, not on this page.

Perusal of Summa Metaphysica, two imposing tomes of recondite philosophical-mathematical-poetic musings, indicates that Birnbaum wants the reader to think of Q4P as a single symbol......


[ balance of essay upon request ]




Q4P ( Q4P ( Q4P (


Quest for Potential ( Quest for Potential ( Quest for Potential
ad infinitum.



Not Your Ordinary Life Form 


The entire universe
is actually 
(just) ONE 
suis generis
(inter-connected) life form
spanning time & space
- and we are all integral to it

There is only one core entity
(i.e. only one unit)
 in this Life Form group;
that entity is The Universe
(i.e. the entire universe en toto)

All other seemingly independent
and autonomous Life Forms
are subsidiary  Life Forms
tethered to the 'mother ship'

And, yes, 'The Universe' is 'alive'.
- and 'sentient' and quite 'pro-active'
in its own 'way'.

The celestial bodies may possibly just essentially play the role
of (suis generis) 'skeleton', with the underlying components related-to Dark Energy and Dark Matter, providing the guts of the 'life form' dimension.

The Birnbaum / Summa / Potentialism
(in print 1988 and onwards 
with the start of  the 3-volume Summa Metaphysica series)
is that our universe is the
~eternal build-out
from Summa's hypothesized
(purely metaphysical)
~eternal dynamic
Quest for Potential (Q4P) 

( YES / 
Q4P itself ~emerges-from 
the 'potential face' of primitive Quantum Mechanics )

For quick-tutorial,
see this easy to scan
222+ panel Scroll-Down

and its integrated subsections - 
in the 222+ panel Scroll-Down - 

'Potentialism Theory' is bullet-proof
and is, respectfully,
the only cosmology/metaphysics which can stand-by that claim




How ‘alive’ is our universe?

Humans are alive; is the universe 'alive' like humans are?

The universe is more 'alive' than IBM's Watson computer

But less 'alive' than (21st Century) Humans

Humans - or the evolutionary path which they are on -  are the vehicle/platform through which the universe plans/plots/iterates to achieve fuller Complexification

But why does the universe need to go through the  process of creating the  human-channel to reach higher Complexification? 

Presumably, while the chemical/metaphysical composition of the universe has enabled it to achieve wondrous 'Complexification' heights, there is something of a 'glass ceiling' in-the-mix

A different and new off-shoot 'platform' was  presumably necessary to enable the possibility of major advance on the crucial inter-related 'consciousness/emotion' fronts.....

Dimensions of altruism, humanism and spirituality may factor-in, as well

Meaning, the universe may quest for these components, as well


Paradigm changing revolutions
often present a scenario of a complacent entrenched
seemingly omnipotent
immovable object
overthrown by a maverick
irresistible force
- whose time has come

- Thomas Kuhn

Q4P∞ = the Cosmic Instinct


Which universe are we?

Are we the universe of the New Atheists -
aimless / random / barren of meaning / purposeless /
with no 'pilot' / with 'potential' irrelevant / a 'Dumb Universe'


Are we the universe of Potentialism -
directional / guided / alive with meaning / purpose-driven* /
with yes, a 'pilot' ** / seeking MAX potential / a 'Smart Universe' /


*  realization of potential; questing to be ever-more sophisticated & complex

** Q4P

Potentialism Theory = Summa Theory = Birnbaum Theory = Q4P Theory = Quantum Man Theory



Is there an arc to the universe?

Yes. As explicated by Potentialism Theory, the universe arcs from Eternal Origins via Complexification+ towards Extraordinariation+

Q4P, a hitherto undiscerned natural force, is driving this inexorable and rich evolvement

The 'advance' might be 2-4 steps forward - and then 1 step backward
           but the advance goes on

And, indeed, Q4P might hit a wall intermittently, and need to back-off,
           but it re-groups and advances-forward

It does not quit; it does not yield

Q4P's  journey gives life - and meaning - to the universe-enterprise

As noted, E+, like the horizon, can be approached, but never quite realized

The journey of the universe - like the journey of the individual's life -
           gives purpose, meaning, and life-force
                     to the universe-enterprise


1-on-1   David Birnbaum - Deepak Chopra

OCT 2018

"I'm totally on board with David Birnbaum"      - Chopra (Oct 2018)      see video Chopra1000.com


Section C

Summa Metaphysica series



metaphysics / philosophy / cosmology / teleology / evolution

introducing the core cosmic instinct: Q4P

All Summa books are online; Summa 1-4 are available, as well, via Amazon SoftCover & Kindle



the 4-volume Summa series
21st Century
Potentialism Theory
(32-year span)


Overview of Summa Series

core theme*:

Potential drives the universe


*spaning all 4 works


1988 (Summa I) Religious Man

# Proposed Theodicy/Theogony resolution/finesse
closes two key and salient philosophical vulnerabilities in Religion

# The God of Potential

# 'Tree' of No-Risk v. 'Tree' of Potential

# Proposed ~eternal dynamic Infinite Quest for Potential
overthrows all classic,
and lays the groundwork for Directional Universe


2005 (Summa II) Spiritual Man

# An overarching (powerful and original) metaphysics/cosmology

# Demonstrates Directional Universe

# Proposed formula cracks the cosmic code

# The cosmos is most certainly directional, and most certainly not random

# Provides an Overarching Metaphysics / Simultaneous Solution

# Provides new metaphysical/ cosmological/philosophical standing to Spirituality

# The Birnbaum SuperFormula
Q4P∞ → C+ → E+
provides a formula for the Cosmic Order


2014 (Summa III) Secular Man

# ‘Fusion Evolution‘ theory – with MIT in the mix.

# A fully-integrated secular metaphysics/cosmology

# Overthrows Randomness across multiple fronts
(including vis à vis Cosmology and Evolution)

# Creation Ex Nihilo+


2020 (Summa IV) Quantum Man

# What reality is our universe?

# The Organic Proactive Supercomputer Super-Organism

# Starship Universe

# Morphed universe at Big Bang point
from 100% Metaphysical > Physical-Metaphysical hybrid

# Morphed Q4P at Big Bang point

# The Siamese Twins: Q4P- Quantum Mechanics

# The universe: Not your ordinary Life Form

# Q4P: The true secular Driver of Evolution
the Driver of Complexification Evolution

# Q4P: the Cosmic Instinct (among other things)

# Chronology of the Universe

 our 'Smart Universe' driven by our hypothesized natural force (Q4P) 



"......must have known that we were coming"



"As we look out into the Universe and identify the many [so-called] accidents of physics and astronomy that have worked together to our benefit, it almost seems as if the Universe must in some sense have known that we were coming."
- iconic scientist Freeman Dyson
- as quoted in The Anthropic Cosmological Principle (1986)
by John D. Barrow and Frank J. Tipler, p. 318


Q4P (the prime driver of the universe) was seeking-after something akin to Man;
and was ongoing iterating the universe for billions of years to reach that goal.
It is not that the universe (Q4P) was "expecting us"; rather, that the universe (Q4P) was crafting the building blocks of the universe in alignment - to facilitate our appearance on stage.

- Birnbaum (2020)



I will now advance-forward on our daring - but straight-line -
Potential-driven journey

I will lay out the metaphysics of the Cosmic Order


At first you might say that I have overreached

...the universe 'alive'?

But, I have not


The only way to crack the code - is to fully play-out the theory,

to take on the entire Cosmic Order, as is apparently necessary

There is no other way


This little journey happens to have a
Common Denominator - POTENTIAL -
threading-through every single step of the
pre-Big Bang - and post-Big Bang
therefore, from Eternal Origins to the current day

Thus, the journey - stretching-out infinitely 
has a built-in and very precise Roadmap
(see 20+ panel Chronology1000.com below)

Is that - in itself - not quite curious and intriguing?

The Potentialsm Theory journey beckons...




The Initial Mystery that attends any journey is: 
how did the traveler reach his starting point
in the first place?

- Louise Bogan,
Journey Around My Room, 1980


The Force?

Did a metaphysical force
Quest for Potential
( aka Q4P )
from the still-fainter metaphysical ether of Eternal Potential

-  a force which quests for non-specific potential

a force which then
in due course
ignites our Universe
and becomes
a fully integral part of our

a force which is the driver of our universe

a force which instigated
(the first and all)
physical manifestations of life

tweaks the genome
to advance life & the universe as-a-whole
along a work-in-progress
of Complexification > Extraordinariation ?

a metaphysical quest
for non-specific
tangible & intangible - potentials -
which is driving the Universe
driving its evolvement
along multiple axes

a universe which is
expanding and accelerating

as it 'gobbles up void ?

SURE  ;)


Q4P → C+  → E+
 the catch-all Potentialism super-formula 


# Obviously, this is not so simple; else, the theory would have been discerned prior.

# Please bear in mind, that my theory, however non-conventional, is, respectfully,
   bulletproof; whereas the other contending theories are, respectfully, bullet-riddled.

# Note the common thread of potential, start-to-finish.

# Note that Q4P consistently maintains its metaphysical core,
   but builds-out from there.

# Remember that 'potential/possibility' is the only eternal dynamic.

# Remember that Quantum Mechanics has a 'potential face', as well. 

# Note that life - whose origins and essence (justifiably) remain inexplicable
   to the scientific community - astoundingly emerged on Earth 'proximate'
   to the Earth's formation - and not many billions of years later.


Potentialism Theory = Summa Theory = Birnbaum Theory = Q4P Theory = Quantum Man Theory



"A  commonsense
interpretation of the evidence

suggests a super intellect has
monkeyed with physics
and chemistry as well as 
biology to make life possible."

- Sir Fred Hoyle
noted English
astronomer and physicist

 our 'Smart Universe' driven by our hypothesized natural force (Q4P) 



Hitherto, the scientific community has been unable to come up with cogent
theories/explanations for any of the following issues*, among others:

# Eternal Origins

# The landscape pre-Big Bang

# The origin of life

# The essence of life

# The appearance of life on Earth so 'proximate' to Earth's formation

# The Evolution drama

# The purpose of the universe

# The purpose of life

# Quantum Mechanics

# Dark Energy, Dark Matter, Lambda

# The fine-tuned (for life) universe [and the constants thereof]

# The accelerating universe


It would seem that one Outlier theory
solves all simultaneously 
with - 

one simple concept 
[ Potential drives the universe ]
one proposed associated universal formula

[ Q4P → C+ → E+ ]


*some are overlapping




re: Darwinian

Darwinian Evolution Theory

Natural Selection / Random Mutation

Respectfully, not one species has ever been realized via this modality, nor will one ever be.

( more below )



One Single Entity

>>>  Galactic filaments physically link all galaxies  <<<

While Gravity impacts all celestial bodies,
while Dark Matter possibly touches all celestial bodies...

all galaxies are physically linked via 
( newly discovered )
Galactic Filaments


by Anton Petrov
( see especially starting  @  ~6-minute mark )

Meaning, the universe
is, de facto,
one single connected entity


predicted / postulated / hypothesized
by Potentialism Theory

So, per my theory,
the connectors are 'highways'
on which, as well,
data, for starters, travels
back & forth

Potentialism Theory = Summa Theory = Birnbaum Theory = Q4P Theory = Quantum Man Theory


the 22-second elevator pitch -


* covered by 100+ articles * in 50+ journals * Course Text in 15+ colleges+ *
multi-day international academic conference * 50+ high level testimonials *
50,000+ volumes in circulation * core theme very heavily impacts a dozen+ fields *
featured (Fall 2017) on the back covers of 10+ elite scientific and university periodicals *

* offers a unified
(consistent, overarching, fully-integrated)
conceptual line of attack
across multiple key fields *

* a proposed concise simultaneous solution to at least half a dozen classic conundrums *

* universal * paradigm changer * well-vetted * bullet-proof * inductively-proved *

Too good to be true? but, looks like it will 'go the distance'

so best to 'watch the moves'

Let's Advance

- David Birnbaum



# To focus your attention: The theory will respectfully propose
a (precisely same for all) powerful, concise, new and original
foundation/platform for four key academic fields:
metaphysics / cosmology / philosophy / biology.


LINK to academic bio, else below


Infinite Quest for Potential Drives the Cosmic Order


"All Revolutions take time to settle-in"

– Lanza del Vasto (1901-1981)



the Cosmic Instinct

There is a core cosmic instinct
Quest for Potential
which inexorably drives the universe
to be ever-more complex & sophisticated & vibrant

- Potentialism Theory /
  Summa Metaphysica


Q4P∞ = the Cosmic Instinct

see also Complexification1000.com

Q4P → C+ → E+

- Birnbaum

"The principle of maximum diversity says that the laws of nature,
and the initial conditions at the beginning of time, 
are such as to make the universe as interesting as possible." 

- Freeman Dyson (1923-2020)
  Physicist,  Astronomer, Mathematician
  specialty in the 2000s: Quantum Electrodynamics 
  quote is from Progress in Religion (2000)


Potentialism Theory = Summa Theory = Birnbaum Theory = Q4P Theory = Quantum Man Theory



  By 2050,  everyone will look back and say -
"Hey, this was, of course, obvious'"

But, now,  the theory* is, of course something of a 
'shock to the system'

- Birnbaum

* core proposition: Potential instigated - and drives - the  universe 
-  Summa I.... 1988  


to advance our study of  cosmology
- meaning, the arc of our universe
from Eternal Origins thru the present -

one needs to vector
to the seemingly-best
Conceptual Framework
( I have offered MY TAKE )
for a proposed Working Hypothesis

the physicists, astronomers, mathematicians, biologists et al. 
can interpret/weigh/analyze their equations and formulas
thru that (conceptual) prism
-  and see how everything plays-out

 [ The Quantum Mechanics theoreticians in particular, may see their equations through an entirely new and enchanting light.]

Almost by definition,
a player highly skilled in 'the conceptual'
may not be the optimal player for 'the equations',
and vice-versa

(In the 5,000+ years of civilization)
pre-Potentialism Theory
there has never been
an elegant hypothesis
which has withstood sustained scrutiny

I suspect that Potentialism Theory might....

there can be
only ONE
standout conceptual metaphysics

that one is likely
to be an Outlier..... from an Outlier



"a staggering and audacious move" - van den Berg, March 2013


no pretty revolutions  

"Revolutions are never pleasant or pretty. Dismantling a power structure is like dismantling a bomb."

-  RAVIT HECHT, "There Are No Pretty Revolutions", Haaretz, November 10, 2017



This cosmology keeps matters simple

All - from Eternal Origins to the end of time - 
is one dynamic - 
- in various permutations and states

Simple.......but not so simple


The Missing
Fifth Force
in Physics

There are established theories for four fundamental forces in physics:

Gravity * Electro-Magnetism * Weak Nuclear * Strong Nuclear

Per Michio Kaku and others, "there is a missing 'Fifth Force'
- a force beyond the forces which can be measured in the laboratory".

Perhaps (overarching) Q4P will fill their quest.

Of course, per my little theory, Q4P is overarching -

and the other forces are subsidiary...


see also:



May 2020


The Fount

- the underlying
hiding in plain sight

# Q4P is not just one of  5-10 major dynamics; it is the sole underlying dynamic 

# Everything we observe - or measure - is a permutation or tangent or offshoot or derivative... of Q4P

# YES / Stranger than science fiction

# As the 'cool kids' sometimes  jab .... Strange, but True

Potentialism Theory = Summa Theory = Birnbaum Theory = Q4P Theory = Quantum Man Theory




The Spinal Column
of the Cosmic Drama


One (secular) dynamic - Q4P 


-  ignites the Universe

 -  de facto IS the universe

-  choreographs the cosmic drama

-  instigates the celestial creation of the Elements

-  is the essence of life

-  drives evolution

-  and drives the universe itself, forward and onward


Potentialism Theory is pegged to the only
eternal dynamic:
 potential / possibility.     

The theory works elegantly, covers-the-bases, and is bulletproof.

Among the millions of data points out there,
there is not one which belies the theory.


 our 'Smart Universe' driven by our hypothesized natural force (Q4P) 

note ~interchangeable terms:

Potentialism Theory = Summa Theory = Birnbaum Theory = Q4P Theory = Quantum Man Theory

Q4P = Infinite quest for Potential = Quest for infinite potential



Section D

Does one dynamic drive the entire Cosmic Order?



The universe provides Q4P with a more formidable 'platform'
to seek after C+ and E+


for direct link to Huffington Post online archive,



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"The bottom line for mathematicians is that the architecture has to be right. In all the mathematics that I did, the essential point was to find the right architecture. It's like building a bridge. Once the main lines of the structure are right, then the details miraculously fit. The problem [challenge] is the overall design."
"Freeman Dyson: Mathematician, Physicist, and Writer".
Interview with Donald J. Albers, The College Mathematics Journal,
vol 25, no. 1, (January 1994)

Q4P∞ = the Cosmic Instinct



a simultaneous solution




"Birnbaum considers Quest for Potential∞
to be a ubiquitous and overarching cosmic dynamic...

Quest for its fulfillment
is the underlying core dynamic
of the cosmic order...

All of the countless components of the universe,
including humans,
are striving towards the full realization
of their particular potentialities...."

- Professor Andrei Alyokhin*


* fuller detail further below
or, see UnifyingConcept.com



a unified, consistent & fully-integrated

cosmology / metaphysics / philosophy / teleology








Quest for Potential
(infinitely recursive)





Q4P ( Q4P ( Q4P …





Quest for Potential


Quest for Potential


Quest for Potential


ad infinitum


Potentialism Theory = Summa Theory = Birnbaum Theory = Q4P Theory = Quantum Man Theory



the direction, driver, arc, essence, core - of the universe




a proposed all-embracing

new paradigm


A New Paradigm

Potentialism Theory - Potential Drives the Cosmic Order - is unique, original and all-embracing.

The formula/theory apparently works across both depth and breadth - universally.
In depth the proposition apparently seamlessly works from macro through micro levels. In breadth, the proposition apparently seamlessly works across the billions of years of known cosmic history;

As well, the theory works elegantly with Q4P (Quest for Potential∞) as the proposed catalyst of the Big Bang itself. Thus, the plot thickens.

The formulation has 100+ articles and 100+ distinguished testimonials to its credit. A Course Text at top universities around the globe, the fully-integrated theory provides a simultaneous solution to a cluster of hitherto intractable bedrock issues.

Since Summa I was published (by Ktav) in 1988, the theory has sent shock waves through the global cosmology and metaphysics establishments. These establishments are entrenched and to a great extent militantly wedded to their (theory of no-theory) Randomness for well-over 150 years.

Inertia? Group-Think? Go along to get along? No viable alternative pre-Summa? Pressure from the hard-line (anti-directional universe) academic clique which controls many key legacy British journals? Route to tenure blocked if the Randomness 'party line' is not toed? Some combination of the above? Whatever the reason, debate has effectively been strangled for a long, long time.

Enter Summa Theory. With philosophical roots in 'directional' Aristotelian thought, revolutionary (and non-aimless) Potentialism Theory sets the stage for a re-boot of literally all scientific fields - across both the hard and soft sciences. All.

As noted, the theory can be encapsulated in the one concise formula noted: Q4P > C+ > E+. No exceptions to the formula across the trillions of data points from the Big Bang to this moment. No infinite quantity of universes needed to get to 21st Century humans.

In the mix, the theory simultaneously and neatly lances metaphysics, cosmology, teleology and "purpose". Cogently and concisely. No fat; No flaws. Good to Go.

Let's Roll.



For quick juxtaposition Potentialism v. Randomness
see amplification further below, or click JUXTAPOSITION



unifying - science, philosophy & spirituality


Potentialism Theory = Summa Theory = Birnbaum Theory = Q4P Theory = Quantum Man Theory

A secular 'driver' of Evolution

#  Evolution - and inter-related hyper-intelligent design - is driven by -
    neo-eternal (secular) Q4P
    - a hitherto undiscerned (secular) force

#  Evolution is not driven by the (fatally flawed)
    Natural Selection / Random Mutation
    (neo-Darwinian mainstream) working hypothesis 

#  There is no need to deploy
    a super-natural force
    to solve hyper-intelligent design;
    one can solve the issue with a natural force (Q4P)


   [ amplification across this 222+ panel ScrollDown ]



Potentialism Theory gives its own 'take' on evolution;
Potentialism rejects Natural Selection/Random mutation
as unscientific and fatally flawed on multiple fronts

Q4P∞ = the Cosmic Instinct





Potentialism Theory presented via David Birnbaum's 
 3-part treatise Summa Metaphysica
 is a new paradigm metaphysics.

The theory is seemingly bulletproof -
 and is the only known metaphysics
 which is proved inductively

Obviously, there can only be one correct metaphysics.

Proposed, developed, enhanced and vetted 
since Summa I (1988),
 Potentialism Theory challenges
 for that solitary position 
 on the metaphysics/cosmology chessboard.

As the aphorism goes
 in various permutations -
 "we stand on the shoulders of giants,
 but indeed, perhaps we achieve
  a broader, richer, deeper, more fully-integrated 
 perspective, insight and truth"

Note that fine-tuning of the theory
will undoubtedly unfold.

For 40+ page Inductive Proof presentation
 by Mark Davis, see


I have been on the case since 1960.

Others - like Andrei Alyokhin -
 have proposed that this metaphysics
 be deployed as the operative working hypothesis.

The theory is cutting-edge,
to put it mildly

It is "not your mother's Oldsmobile"



see also: Universe1000.com

 our 'Smart Universe' driven by our hypothesized natural force (Q4P) 


the common denominator

across the depth & breadth

of the universe



To the Readership

I believe that humanity can do better than the sterile, bizarre, nihilstic, and counter-intuitive Randomness formulation - currently foisted across much of academe - as its bedrock working hypothesis.

Per the  Randomness proponents, our entire highly sophisticated and  fully-integrated  universe - ongoing for 14 billion years - is the result of random chance.

Randomness Theory is essentially madcap Alchemy on steroids -  propped-up by a delusional reactionary clique.


We prefer to deal in the realm of reasoned and serious thought. 

Potentialism Theory (explicated here) is an elegant and powerful formulation; it is rich, multi-faceted, heavily vetted, and bulletproof.

The Cosmic Order and our universe are, indeed, quite fine-tuned. And 21st Century humans - and their associated consciousness - are not accidents of cosmic chance.

D Birnbaum


Potentialism Theory = Summa Theory = Birnbaum Theory = Q4P Theory = Quantum Man Theory


a proposed new paradigm

'working hypothesis' platform

for future fine-tuning & build-out



featuring Birnbaum's unified cosmology/metaphysics/philosophy
with centerpiece overarching Infinite 'Quest for Potential' hypothesis





4-volume Potentialism Theory

a fully - integrated & unified -
metaphysics / cosmology / philosophy / teleology
with incorporated hypotheses re:
theogony and theodicy issues in religious philosophy ////
incorporating - eternal origins / evolution /
human & cosmic purpose / pre- and post- Big Bang cosmic journey /
and Summa IV cosmic morph @ Big Bang



An original, - but grasp-able - 21st Century working hypothesis
via one all-encompassing (snapshot) equation

Extraploating back to eternal origins
(see EternalOrigins.com)
and tracking across time
with cosmic direction
(see Complexification1000.com)
to the cosmic goal
(see Extraordinariation1000.com)


Infinite Quest for Potential (Q4P)
as the common denominator
& the cosmic engine
across time and space
- before and after the Big Bang

seemingly simple, but
powerful, elegant and all-encompassing


~7,000 years of civilization

through this point
So, let’s take a tour of this
(original and fully-vetted)
new paradigm hypothesis
making all these
sweeping 'simultaneous' claims....



Q4P∞ = the Cosmic Instinct


Section E

the sole eternal 'something'?


The Eternal Dynamic:



A central proposition of Summa:
“Potential” is the sole “concept/dynamic” which can
safely be posited as having been eternal.

By definition.

Meaning, by definition “Potential” – and only “Potential” –
can be conjectured to have been “eternal.”

Upon careful reflection, the above is self-evident.

For “Potential” vectored-in onto – and crystallized-into –
its own maximal Potential arc.

“Potential” thus achieved traction
and has never looked back.

– Birnbaum

* Potential / Possibility

Potentialism Theory = Summa Theory = Birnbaum Theory = Q4P Theory = Quantum Man Theory

The Eternal Dynamic:



Why does it make sense
to craft a metaphysics
centered around Potential?

To craft a metaphysics, one must commence at eternal origins;
and to commence at eternal origins
one needs an eternal dynamic

A primary goal in any metaphysics is an overarching cosmic dynamic;
and a logical overarching cosmic dynamic would be some
extrapolation of the eternal dynamic

once one has delineated
a truly eternal dynamic,
one can play
in the metaphysics sandbox

– Birnbaum


Per Birnbaum, there is an overarching natural cosmic dynamic which Birnbaum hypothesizes as being Infinite Quest for Potential. ... “One elegant dynamic and one elegant dynamic alone — Infinite Quest for Potential — both instigates and drives the entire cosmic order. Jun 10, 2015
- Huffington Post






The Eternal Dynamic

 1   Why?

Why should this particular metaphysics 
(Potentialism Theory)
succeed - when countless others have failed
over the centuries?

The core architecture/platform
of Potentialism Theory
was quite-carefully crafted.

Hitherto, all other metaphysics have failed  -
because they deployed 
different cores - or starting points*
than eternal Potential**
for their respective metaphysics

Obviously, they are doomed to failure.
- for they are not anchored to an eternal dynamic***
(of which there is only one*, as noted) 

And, frankly, it took me well over a decade
to vector to the above-noted eternal dynamic


*  or no starting point at all

**  Actually Potential/Possibility might be more accurate,
but I choose to focus on Potential - as it is a 'richer' term

*** In retrospect, how could one entertain crafting a metaphysics otherwise.


The Eternal Dynamic

 2   Why?

Why so difficult to grasp?

Why is it often so difficult for Westerners, in particular, to grasp the
Quest for Potential (as the prime force)

Westerners start out as youngsters with the imagery of 
(a hidden)
but tangible
God on His Throne (as the prime force) proposition,.

It is thus hard to segue' to a concept of a
(hiding in plain sight)
quest - a non-tangible something -
Potential - a non-specific - and very subjective - goal.

Potentialism Theory = Summa Theory = Birnbaum Theory = Q4P Theory = Quantum Man Theory


 Potentialism Theory 


Brief Background

I started on this cosmology journey
when I was 10 years old /
I was a student (5th grade)
in Modern Orthodox (Jewish)
Yeshiva of Forest Hills (Queens, NY) Day School
- with astronomy as a casual hobby (no intensity)


In the background, was the Big Bang Theory
- as well as the Holocaust

incongruent subjects to many - but not to me


I gave myself 25 years to crack the cosmic code

I am now ~60 (consecutive) years into this little project


I believe I have made some headway....


Summa's core proposed theme 


#  elegantly unifies Theology-Spirituality-Science


#  is the proposed core 'platform'
for each/all of the sciences -

 our 'Smart Universe' driven by our hypothesized natural force (Q4P) 



David Birnbaum, Architect, Potentialism Theory


“Birnbaum's masterpiece work Summa Metaphysica is perhaps the first offering of a new school of spiritual potentialism.”
—Rabbi Benjamin Blech, Yeshiva University

“An original and in this reader’s opinion, very promising point of view. ... the author gathers a philosophically coherent and, in the end, highly modern insight ... He appropriately describes it as a unified metaphysics within the constraints of Jewish doctrine, consistent with its historical development, and consistent with secular scientific thought ...”
—Professor Louis Dupré, Yale University

“Birnbaum’s Summa Metaphysica II: God and Good is a major intellectual triumph and potential conceptual breakthrough ... it endeavors to weave It-from-Bit Theory into a unified metaphysics - Birnbaum’s (new) School of Potentialism.”
—Scientist John Archibald Wheeler, Princeton University

“Remarkable and profound, Summa Metaphysica II rounds out the author’s powerful and original Cosmic Womb of Potential metaphysics ... Has the author indeed founded a new field — Potentialism? ... Did we all miss the obvious all along?”
—Claude Lévi-Strauss, Paris

“If iconoclast private scholar Birnbaum is the founder of the metaphysical School of Potentialism via his ‘infinite divine potential’ construct, then Daniel Khalil is his foremost Modern Orthodox Jewish explicator.”
—Rabbi Marvin Tokayer, former spiritual leader of the Jewish community of Japan

“Iconoclast Birnbaum is a daring and dynamic intellect ... His avantgarde Potentialism may turn out to be totally wrong — or may turn out to be the ‘irresistible force’ ... perhaps best not to bet against the fascinating hypothesis.”
—Emeritus Professor of Philosophy John Hospers, USC

JEWISH TRIBUNE • DECEMBER 12-18, 2014          9

Q4P∞ = the Cosmic Instinct


"May the force be with you"

"Boldly go where no man has gone before"





The (true) Origin of Life

in the Cosmic Order
The emergence of Q4P from  Eternal Potential
is the origin of metaphysical life

in our universe
When metaphysical Q4P transmutes at the Big Bang (13.7 billion years ago)
into its metaphysical-physical hybrid state 'Universe", 
life is de facto initiated/introduced/embedded into our universe
(simultaneous with the Big Bang).

(Mophie/battery) Q4P
plugs-into (CellPhone) Universe.

catalyst for Complexification on Earth
Thus, life, seemingly the most complex/profound "thing" of all,
comes at the very beginning of Complexification (C+) on Earth,
(as it was transplanted from metaphysical realms),
and not billions of years into its trajectory.

How is that?

Because no Complexification (of life Forms) can occur until there is the spark of life

Therefore Q4P needed to get us to life quickly

Therefore, Q4P needed to (first) transmute itself  >  our Universe

Therefore, (first) the Big Bang

But, again, how did the most complex/profound "thing" come so early?

Because as noted, the spark of life (via Q4P)
had actually been on the march - in purely metaphysical form - for eons pre-Big Bang

Potentialism Theory = Summa Theory = Birnbaum Theory = Q4P Theory = Quantum Man Theory


Key Steps to Life

1) Q4P emerges from Eternal Potential

2) Q4P transmutes > (into)  our Universe (at the Bang point)
             in part to instigate the life platform

3) (Per Potentialism Theory) Life actually emerges on Earth simultaneous
    with the birth of our planet:

However, here is the current scientific widsdom:

13.70 billion years ago:  Big Bang 
4.54 billion years ago:  formation of Earth
~4.00 billion years ago:  genesis of life (~ 3.70 - 4.28 bya)*  

Per Potentialism Theory, evidence of life should increasingly be discovered ever closer and closer to the formation of the planet (4.54 billion years ago)


It is not that life happened to emerge on Earth


Q4P (the pure-metaphysical life force) transmuted  >  our Universe
as the necessary (precursor) morphing to launch metaphysical/physical life

- with the Earth, in turn, being the designated platform for the 'genesis/creation' of life

But, metaphysical life came along for the ride with Q4P;
and metaphysical/physical life (example: human life later down the road
was thus only a mini-step away



Q4P builds-out  platforms
as advanced bases for Complexification

Universe > Earth > Life  >  ............................Humans
with all respectively being (stacked) platforms/bases in progression


*   Jan 15, 2020 (wiki)
** see more in Summa III




Morphing & Transmuting


the Q4P transformation from Pure Metaphysical  >  Hybrid

the underlying logic for the hypothesis


Pure Metaphysical>Hybrid Metaphysical-Physical:
(pre-Big Bang)(post-Big Bang)
Intangibletangible  (our universe)


a) one accepts as a working hypothesis the Big Bang theory 
   (the crucial corroborating [background radiation] evidence came in 1964)
b) and considers a core premise of  Potentialism Theory (see Summa III [2014]) 
    that Q4P ignited the Big Bang
c) and notes that life began proximate to the formation of the Earth
d) and considers Potentialism's premise that Dark Energy and Dark Matter are (direct) derivatives of Q4P 
e) and notes how Dark Energy and Dark Matter are the preponderance of the universe
f) and notes our ever-expanding and now accelerating universe
g) and notes the various (extraordinarily improbable) twists and turns that the universe
   seems to have taken  enroute to life  - and in sustaining life - on earth to this day,
h) and notes the related extraordinary fine-tuning of the many, many constants necessary for life on earth
i) and notes how the very laws of physics may have been altered over the eons
j) and considers that Q4P is the catalyst and driver - and complexifier - of the universe



(k) it is not a super-leap to hypothesize -

# that our universe was/is the 'incarnation of choice' for formerly 100% metaphysical Q4P

# that the core underlying dynamic was seeking a platform - a more versatile and powerful hybrid metaphysical-physical platform - from which to launch/sustain/develop (physical) life - and direct the next levels of Complexification enroute to Extraordinariation.

#  that Q4P was compelled to morph for the purpose  (just-noted)

#  that the formerly purely metaphysical core dynamic (Q4P) transmuted via the Big Bang into a hybrid metyaphysical/physical entity - our universe.



as Working Hypothesis

Potentialism Theory is proposed as a Working Hypothesis for the academic community to be dissected and challenged.

The theory works elegantly - from ‘Eternal Origins’ to the present moment in time

All other known cosmologies heretofore typically break down at multiple key points, including Eternal Origins.

Potentialism Theory is proven inductively
See Inductive1000.com
        and, also -

the Good News......is that 99% probability  the theory is correct
the Bad News........is that all the textbooks will need to be changed -
                                across ALL the sciences - hard & soft -
                                as there  is  now a new 'platform'
                                And, you know, change the platform - and you 'change the entire game'


see also: UnifyingConcept.com


to order direct via Amazon click SummaAmazon



"Birnbaum's Theory of Potential offers

a unified, grand and dynamic cosmic construct." - HP (UK) 1/2014


Cosmic Prime Mover
Quest for Potential


identity-masked clique
no Driver
hard-line Atheistic
~London area


Potentialism Theory = Summa Theory = Birnbaum Theory = Q4P Theory = Quantum Man Theory

Simultaneous Solution?




When we were in 6th, 7th grade math, it soon became apparent to us that if a potential solution seemed to resolve two problems simultaneously, it was inevitably the correct solution (to both).

In our case here, we have a concise proposed solution seeming to resolve, perhaps even 18+ overlapping problems simultaneously....


Classic Issues Aligned










a unified

( consistent, overarching, fully integrated)

conceptual line of attack





eternal origins
Life Force
evolutionary theory
universe horizon

one Common Denominator


- with theogony and theodicy in the mix from a Religious perspective,
and, loosely defined, still in the mix from a Spiritual or Secular perspective



* Q4P → C+ → E+




Section F

a proposed Framing Concept of the universe



the two key websites




(primarily multi-lingual translations of a selection of articles on Summa)


"it is truly fascinating that

an established scientific theory [contemporary Ecology Theory]

 based on experimental evidence and mathematical models, 

is in such strong agreement [with avant-garde Potentialism Theory]" - Alyokhin 11/2012



 our 'Smart Universe' driven by our hypothesized natural force (Q4P) 


cracking the cosmic code





...of first tier of Potentialism Terms
Over the past three decades (since KTAV published Summa I in 1988) Birnbaum's Potentialism Theory has been built-out. As such, it has developed its own lexicon to describe its fundamental principle of Potentialism.

Potentialists define the universal drive of cosmology as the Infinite Quest for Potential. This is the inherent “drive” of the cosmos to seek its own ever-further complexity/sophistication/wondrousness.

Potential journeys towards a non-concretized state of infinite complexity/sophistication/wondrousness. The universe moves inexorably towards this infinite goal.


Potentialism itself represents a new metaphysics/science for a new century. It provides an overarching 21st century metaphysics that seeks no less than to encompass the scientific, the religious, the spiritual, the secular and the philosophical.

Fully encompassing all modern science, Potentialism is potentially (repeat: potentially) a candidate - in due course - for a (true) Theory of Everything – not only in scientific terms, but in all terms meaningful to humankind.

Potentialism seeks to arm those seeking an understanding of the cosmic order with the tools necessary to have a “seat at the table” for this new metaphysics. All are invited as science comes back to the metaphysics table after a de facto three century, post-Spinoza hiatus.

Following is an (abridged) short glossary of core, key terms of Potentialism.


Q4P∞ The Infinite Quest for Infinite Potential
- usually shortened to Quest for Potential in conversation, though the formal name best represents the iterative, infinite nature of Potential. This represents the universe’s innate drive towards fulfilling its true potential. Also commonly denoted as Q4P∞ or, super-shorthand: Q4P.

Note that there are multiple embedded infinities in Q4P∞:
See Infinity-3.com


Cosmic Womb of Potential


C+ Complexification
The hypothesized cosmic intermediate drive – “Q4P’s handmaiden” – maneuvering the cosmos towards greater complexity/sophistication/richness/integration/variety/wondrousness.

In turn, note that one of the components of Complexification just-noted above is ‘integration’; meaning, Complexification does not occur divorced from the cosmic landscape; rather, Complexification integrates into-the-process the harmonization/optimization of the ongoing Complexification with the existing bio-landscape.

Complexification seeks quantum jumps – QJs (see entry in this same Glossary) – as opposed to incremental advance.

In its ongoing march of Complexification – the universe moves ever-and-ever closer to what Birnbaum calls Extraordinariation (E+) – the universal end-goal – a horizon to be approached, but never quite realized – and a state otherwise defined as hyper-Complexification.


E+ Extraordinariation.
The end-target of this journey towards increased complexity/sophistication/wondrousness is referred to as Extraordinariation (see Extraordinariation.com). Extraordinariation is not so much a precise destination as an ideal goal to be sought-after, albeit never quite fully-realized.

Note that Q4P itself does not quite know precisely what E+ looks like. Q4P is so to speak 'finding its way'. Along these lines, the Cambrian Explosion may have been a re-set.


Q4P∞ → C+ → E+
[ the SuperLaw / Super-Formula ]

The fundamental, core/primal drive of the cosmic dynamic. This represents the Infinite Quest for Potential which drives the cosmic order towards greater and greater complexity and onward towards Extraordinariation.


The fusion of -

Q4P = Infinite Quest for Potential
Q3 = Quantum - information processing / computing / engineering

yields >


- the hybrid potential driver

And, it is Q4P/Q3 which tweaks the genomes
... and yields Evolution


Universe Horizon
The denouement of the universe as far out as we can project our infinitely expanding universe


Summa Metaphysica is a paradigm-changing work; it entirely changes the way we look at everything.

- M.D.

Potentialism Theory = Summa Theory = Birnbaum Theory = Q4P Theory = Quantum Man Theory



the eternal

metaphysical spinal column, life force, Chi

of the Cosmic Order



Albert Einstein, in his book The World As I See It, stated that the harmony of natural law "reveals an intelligence of such superiority that, compared with it, all the systematic thinking and acting of human beings is an utterly insignificant reflection."

Q4P∞ = the Cosmic Instinct


encapsulation formula
of our universe




In a letter to a child who asked if scientists pray, Einstein wrote, “Everyone who is seriously involved in the pursuit of science becomes convinced that a spirit is manifest in the laws of the Universe – a spirit vastly superior to that of man, and one in the face of which we with our modest powers must feel humble.”


hitherto undiscerned

Potentialism Theory posits that there exists
a hitherto undiscerned core and transcendent dynamic



Quest for Potential

which not only drives the universe,
but actually IS the universe.


We are all fully integral to this dynamic -
as hard as that proposition might be.

Potentialism Theory = Summa Theory = Birnbaum Theory = Q4P Theory = Quantum Man Theory




Summa develops the themes
that this proposed formula
is simultaneously:
(a) a dynamic
(b) a description of a process,
(c) the direction of the universe
(d) the teleology / purpose / 'driver' - of the universe
(e) a concise formula encapsuling the entire universe
(f) possibly the formula for 'life force'
(g) the metaphysical/spiritual arc of the Cosmic Order


more amplification below




Aristotelian metaphysics is Push. 

The  Prime  Mover (Latin: primum movens) drives the universe forward.

Potentialism Theory, however, is Push-Pull

Potential both pushes forward and pulls forward (beckons forth).

Like labor at childbirth, which mimics cosmic dynamics, Potentialism Theory metaphysics is Push-Pull.

The potential of a system - large or small - ever-so-subtly opens a potential pathway for the system.


Q4P- directed Evolution

Evolution is not directed by 
Natural Selection / Random Mutation
(the fatally-flawed Darwinian theory)

Evolution is hyper-intelligently designed
by Q4P - a secular dynamic
primed as-its-essence 
to build-out Complexification (C+)
enroute to Extraordinariation (E+)

There is, thus, respectfully,
a powerful secular resolution path to resolving/understanding
the extraordinarily intelligently-crafted
hyper-complex and ongoing journey of Evolution 

The hitherto intractable scientific conundrum of Evolution
is elegantly resolved (by Potentialism Theory)
without deploying concepts of Creator-designed Evolution


'Complexification Evolution'  

Potentialism Theory rejects both
(a) Creationism and (b) Natural Selection

Rather, species have (ensemble) inexorably evolved through
my hypothesized
"Complexification Evolution",

This ever-unfolding dynamic
vectors towards Extraordinariation+
by my hypothesized (secular)
(evolving Quantum Mechanics-based)
Quest for Potential, ( Q4P)

( with Q4P being
the hitherto undiscerned and underlying
primal & ~eternal
cosmic force/dynamic ).

The track of 'Complexification Evolution'
inexorably follows my hypothesized SuperLaw,
 Q4P → C+ → E+


Simultaneously, on a personal level,  I believe that our (secular) universe of Potential itself quests after (elusive) God and Spirituality - 
as components of its inexorable march towards Extraordinariation  - 
under the umbrella of the same above-noted hypothesized  SuperLaw:   


Hyper-Intelligent Design    

# Evolution is, indeed, driven by hyper-intelligent design

# The designer/iterator is (secular) Q4P

# (asserted) Natural Selection / Random Mutation is a non-starter

# No need to deploy the biblical 'Creator' here

# Q4P re-configures genes and designs new ones;
   The 'designer' does not re-purpose mutations


Dissent against Conventional Wisdom

"The scientist must be free to answer any question,
to doubt any assertion, to seek for any evidence,
to correct any errors."

- Physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer

Potentialism Theory = Summa Theory = Birnbaum Theory = Q4P Theory = Quantum Man Theory


the quantum physics to backstop Summa Theory



the quantum physics to backstop Summa Theory (continued)


a Birnbaum hypothesis

Both Birnbaum's Q4P (Quest for Potential) dynamic and Lloyd's Quantum Computer
are (eternally) building-out from the eternal 'Genesis Point';
they are each ~infinitely iterating & optimizing -
drawing-from an ever-richer pool of resources;
each has, as well, essentially 'become' the universe -
advancing onwward and outward into the unknown;
the disciplines, language, lenses, and imagery may seem to diverge,
but the core dynamics - and implications of the two cosmologies - are eerily parallel. 


the quantum physics to backstop Summa Theory (continued)


a Birnbaum hypothesis




Section G

Fusion Evolution

Metaphysical / Quantum

- Birnbaum, Summa Metaphysica III, January, 2014


Quest for Potential / Quantum Mechanics


tweaks the genomes (ensemble)

[ theory development: historical trajectory ]

grand unifcation

Metaphysics / Cosmology / Spirituality / Quantum Mechanics / Evolutionary Theory



a directional universe

- Birnbaum, Summa Metaphysica II, March, 2005




an order of its own     

 A revolution must aim at the destruction of the given order -
 and will succeed only by asserting an order of its own.

- RUDOLF ARNHEIM, Entropy and Art: An Essay on Disorder and Order   


nr = not relevant


The current 

Creationism*9 Intelligent Design Darwinism /
New Atheism
Potentialism /
Universe is
Y ? N 1/2*6
Directional /
Y Y N*2 Y
Random? N N Y N
seeks after God?    nr*1 ? N Y
a legislating force? Y ? N N
as well,
Y ? N N*3
DRIVER has its own
sui generis
Y ? N Y*7
classic emotion
Y ? N N*3
Law of the Universe
as core component?
N N N Y*4
Greatest good
- for greatest
Y ? N Y
spiritual force?
Y ? N N*3
itself the pre-eminent
Y ? N Y
Does the DRIVER's
Life Force
course through our
individual systems
N*5 ? N Y
Did the DRIVER
via the Big Bang,
morph into
an extension of
Quantum Mechanics
vice versa?
Is the
Y*8 Y N Y*8

*1   IS God

*2   but a better species version  will prevail

*3   Inexorably seeks  VICARIOUS  fuller  emotion &  fuller consciousness & fuller spirituality
      via humanity, in particular

*4   Q4P → C+ → E+

*5   not per Jewish core doctrine;
      but God, per doctrine, is the 'Source of Life';
      and a 'spark of the Divine' is in each of us.

*6   see panel:  ALIVE?
      Is the DRIVER, Q4P - which gives and sustains life -  and which actually defines life -
      actually "alive" ITSELF - in the sense that we are used to?

*7   [Digital? for Q4P]   v.  [Non-Digital for humans]

*8   Hyper-Intelligent / super-BRAIN

*9   'Creationism' embraces a spectrum of beliefs regarding evolution (or non-evolution) of Man, in particular;
      but there is a common denominator core belief in a supernatural act of divine creation - of life on our planet -
      and that Man was deliberately (and carefully) 'designed' by the Divine. 



the alleged competition


the heirs to alchemy?


Section H


the informal political line-ups


Randomnists / neo-Darwinists* / New Atheists** / Old Eugenicists*** / British Chauvinists


      ADVOCATES FOR:  Intelligent Design / Directional Universe  / Potentialism 


* debunked by the end of 2019; the centerpiece of the theory -
          Natural Selection / Random Mutation -
    is now in its death-throes

** rumor has it that a cohort of the British contingent  aids, abets and enables toxic gambits ongoing -
    typically via (intimidated) Research Associates - recruited semi-involuntarily
    to undermine and career-sabotage ascendant figures in "The New Guard"

*** see subtitle of Origins of Species (1859):

Q4P∞ = the Cosmic Instinct

Other Universes
Postulate Matrix


Postulate #1. Universes do not simply pop-up

Postulate #2. There may or may not be more universes

Postulate #3. If there are other universes. they will each need-be
(a) Potential-based - because Potential is the only eternal something and then
(b) Q4P-ignited, and Q4P-driven

Postulate #4: All universes are hence directional.

Why? Because, as elucidated above, there would appear to be only one eternal dynamic - Potential/Possibility - and without it in the mix, no universes are making an appearance. And with Potential in the mix, every single one of these universes will be quite directional and quite interesting.
As regards the Randomness play re: multiverse....

As we are aware, the Randomness crew found itself in seeming checkmate as a consequence of the 1999 Martin Rees book Just Six Numbers which demonstrated clearly fine-tuned universe, and de facto showed directional universe. The direction of fine-tuned universe? seeking life.

In desperation, the Randomness crew formulated the following attempted escape hatch: Our universe may be directional, but our universe is a random fluke; there are infinite universes, and ours happened to hit it lucky. Meaning, (post-1999) per segments of the Randomness crew, there are Infinite -1 totally aimless universes, and 1 fine-tuned universe (ours).

This escape hatch is fatally flawed, however.

1) As elucidated above, if there are other universes, they are directional.

2) the Cosmic Order has better things to do than to waste virtually limitless energy launching infinite -1 aimlessrt (and dead-end) universes. [See also Occam’s Razor, wiki]

3) Randomness does not and cannot generate a universe - even a very primitive one.

4) Classic and well-established Probability Theory would reject the "infinite -1 aimless universe theory" with the Cosmic Order randomly birthing, sustaining, and driving our extraordinary and ever-iterating universe over a 14 billion year span as a viable denouement. Probability Theory can be deployed for possibility, not for de facto impossibility*.

*See Lloyd, Programming the Universe, Knopf, 2007, NY, p. 57:

“In fact, the chance of an ordered universe like ours arising out of random flips of a coin is so small as to be effectively zero.”



The Second Law of Thermodynamics

is a strong proof positive for

Potentialism Theory

see SecondLaw1000


For starters, after 14 billion years our universe is accelerating and expanding;
so, clearly Quest for Potential is trumping entropy...

Potentialism Theory = Summa Theory = Birnbaum Theory = Q4P Theory = Quantum Man Theory


Something from Nothing?

Creation ex nihilo?

Not exactly.

More precisely,
Creation ex Potential
( Creation out of Potential )

But is Potential something or nothing?

Depends on how you look at it.

As noted,
Potential is Eternal - By definition.
Indeed, it is self-evident that Potential is Eternal.

And, Potential/Possibility is the only 'something'
which occupies this unique (eternal) conceptual space.

Thus, we have our suspect.

see 2-part https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKPv8zApee0 for tangential

 our 'Smart Universe' driven by our hypothesized natural force (Q4P) 





Summa Logos


(1) move cursor to center

(2) then note full-screen option icon / bottom right of gray border


The Visual Horizon

There is a limit  - 'the visual horizon' - of how far back in time 'science' can 'see', i.e. there is a limit to 'visualization'.. 
Essentially, of course, the 'limit' is the Big Bang (13.8 billion years ago) - and the cosmic microwave background  (CMB) radiation(discovered 1964  is the 'trace evidence'.   

Now, physicists, like all of us,  like visual evidence, testability, and supporting equations - so scientists are on very uncomfortable ground in peering behind the Big Bang.

Indeed, scientists, in particular, are not wired for doing so

But this is not shocking; it is rare for an individual or a cohort (like scientists) to be adroit both in the physical sciences  - and, simultaneously  in conceptual/creative fields (like metaphysics incorporating the pre-Big Bang time zone.)

Possible (to be really good at both), but improbable.

MIT students do not necessarily do great at Harvard - and vice versa

First Key:
Now, the first key to the solution of peering behind the veil of the Big Bang - is to discern / isolate-on an eternal dynamic - if there is one. 

This I have allegedly done, as you are aware. (Potential, per my series Summa Metaphysica, is eternal.)

Once one has isolated on that dynamic (Potential), one can, so to speak  reverse-engineer the Cosmic Order.  <<< my educated conjecture

But how/where does one start?

Second Key:
Well, the next key to the kingdom is the following:

Humans mimic the Cosmic Order - and vice versa; the two are mirror images.*   <<< my educated conjecture

Thus, one can potentially often fill-in gaps in our understanding of each (humans, Cosmic Order) - by examining/dissecting its mirror image..

This (mirror imaging) is an 'imprecise science', but it gives us a powerful tool.- if used in conjunction with the right Working Hypothesis.
[Yes, we assert that Potentialism Theory is the appropriate Working Hypothesis.]


* Per Jewish doctrine, albeit a doctrine not our focus here, the human is created b'zelem Elokim -  in the image of God

 our 'Smart Universe' driven by our hypothesized natural force (Q4P) 

The Cambrian Explosion

and our Theory

Earth: formed:   ~4.5 billion years ago

Cambrian explosion:    ~ 0.5 billion years ago

'....an event approximately 541 million years ago in the Cambrian period
when most major animal phyla appeared in the fossil record.
It lasted for about 13 – 25 million years
and resulted in the divergence of most modern metazoan phyla.
The event was accompanied by major diversification of other organisms.' ***

So, focusing on Q4P, what is happening in this picture?

My best assessment is that for Q4P. the first 4 billion (post-formation of Earth)
year period was 'schooling' / 'warm-up'

Q4P experimented and learned; it steadily advanced up the slope of the learning curve

At the Cambrian point, Q4P made-its-move

It had  just tested the gears for Complexification for 4 billion years -
and Q4P astutely integrated the new-found knowledge

At Cambrian it mustered its powers - and choreographed/designed a new platform for Extraordinariation - the explosion of diversified organisms...


***  Cambrian Explosion  / WIKI / 1/22/20



What are some components of the interrelationship between
the universe ~Life Form
to (the somehow tethered) humans?

The Life Form universe vis-à-vis humans always, always seeks E+

The universe
seeks-after...aches-for...maneuvers-for -
the widest/richest possible panoply of E+ 


The universe is many billions of years old,

and a typical human has a life span of under 100 years


the typical human (and its cohort) is the vehicle through which the universe vicariously has (ever-richer) emotion and related (ever-expansive) consciousness, as we know it


And, not to be discounted, the human - and its cohort - is the vehicle through which the universe itself possibly seeks Spirituality - and, indeed, (elusive) God.

The universe seeks-after its creator

Thus, classic religion has humans facing heavenwards typically in obeissance to God;
but in our schema the (quite formidable) Universe ~Life Form is more mechanistic than humans;
and, indeed, the universe deploys humans to seek/quest for The (elusive) Divine

The universe may be incapable of looking back pre-Big Bang

[Meaning, neo-mechanistic Q4P does not consider itself divine]

Universe > Humans

The Life-Form Universe is the Qi-provider and genome engineer, among other 'direct benefits' to humans


.............. from humans > the Universe "Cloud" is presumably in-the-mix


Section I

Quantum Mechanics (QM)  v. Q4P

It is far from clear where QM ends and where Q4P starts.

 And it is far from clear whether there is 1% overlap or 100% overlap (at this point).

And it is far from clear if/how the overlap % has morphed over the eons.

Simply put, we do not know the precise relationship - 
and if/how that relationship has morphed.

just one dynamic

Potentialism Theory deploys
just one (hypothesized) dynamic - Q4P  - 
across the depth and breadth of cosmic history.

Meaning, just this one overarching dynamic-
Quest for Potential -
has driven the universe,
through this day



The initial and partial
hard physics proof
for Potentialism Theory

Lambda ≈ Dark Energy ≈ Cosmological Constant ≈ Q4P, per Summa Theory.

Lambda = salient Q4P



the Cosmological Constant


Einstein (1917) hypothesized that there was a dynamic countering gravity's pull on the planets; else the planets would crunch together.

Einstein identified this dynamic as the Cosmological Constant.

The world scientific community would later call this force Lambda. 

In reality (per Potentialism Theory) Einstein (1917) had the concept correct, but the seqence/alignment backwards.

The correct seqence/alignment is:
1. Lambda is driving the universe to expand outward;
2. Gravity is putting the brakes on Lambda.

Now, Lambda is salient Q4P,
or in other words
Lambda is Q4P somewhat ‘showing its hand’.
(Elusive) Lambda, in turn, is manifested 'saliently' via Dark Energy.

Lambda, of course, is just the ‘visible’
"tip of the iceberg" of infinite Quest for Potential (Q4P).

Thus, while Volume I of my metaphysics series (Summa Metaphysica) proposing Quest for Potential is copyrighted 1986, Einstein discerned Lambda in 1917; he did not realize - and never realized - that he had hit 'the mother lode' (i.e. the 'driver of the Cosmic Order').

For the record,

In 1929,
Einstein (in error) rejected his own Cosmological Constant concept, calling it his 'biggest blunder'. [Actually, he was right the first time (1917).]

In the 1990s,
New studies confirm that the Cosmological Constant is the best fit for Dark Energy, and offers the most precise and accurate estimate yet of its value.

In 2018,
The current standard model of cosmology is known as the  Lambda-CDM model .

However, maintream science, in parallel to Einstein (1917), still has the  sequence/alignment of the dynamics backwards: See line 4 near top: "In reality...


As of Fall 2018,  in  physical cosmology and astronomy, Dark Energy (Lambda) is considered an unknown form of energy which is hypothesized to permeate all of space, and which is accelerating the expansion of the universe. [Summa / Potentialism Theory, of course, hypothesizes same (1988 →) for Q4P.]

Discerned, Identified, Calculated & Measured

Lambda = salient Q4P


Scientifically Discerned

The scientific community & 
the inadvertent 100+ year hard science unfolding/discovery 
of key components of Potentialism Theory


So, Lambda ≈ Dark Energy ≈ Cosmological Constant ≈ Q4P, per Summa Theory.

Lambda was discerned / identified initially by Einstein in 1917,
but has emerged (by 2018) front & center in astrophysics
via the 'Lambda-CDM Model'
(the standard model of Big Bang cosmology).  

Meaning, Q4P is de facto embedded in - and integral-to - the current standard model of cosmology

re: The Cosmological Constant  ≈ Lambda  ≈  Dark Energy ≈ Q4P, per Summa

1) It was introduced, discerned & calculated (as noted, initially by Einstein, 1917).

2) The best current measurements indicate that Dark Energy 
contributes 68.3 percent of the total energy 
of the present-day observable universe.

3) Dark Energy's density has been precisely measured
(apparently ~7 x 10-30 g/cm3)

4) It is clearly key in driving the universe forward.

5) The current standard model scientific theory has Lambda literally starting its title 

So, scientifically measured on multiple fronts, placed front & center in the standard model title, and generally accepted as driving the universe forward.

Is not Lambda thus direct 1:1 corroboration of a key slice of Potentialism Theory?

Lambda ≈ Dark Energy ≈ Cosmological Constant 
is thus the scientifically (measurable /measured) manifestation of Q4P.

Not bad having key components one's (revolutionary) metaphysics/cosmology theory de facto  scientifically discerned over a 101 year period (1917 to date).

So, Einstein tripped-over Q4P in 1917, but misread its overarching power and centrality.

And the scientific community at-large has yet to grasp Lambda's full dimensions.


The Cosmological Constant's identification (1917) by Einstein (hence, the discovery of a 'physical' manifestation of Summa's Q4P),
is the rough equivalent of Sir Arthur Eddington's (May 29, 1919) solar eclipse proof of Einstein's curvature of space time theory.

Except that, as noted, in Einstein's (Cosmological Constant) case, he radically missed the full import.


Psychologically and scientifically, Einstein was fixated on gravity as the central motif of the Cosmic Order; thus, to Einstein, other dynamics - like Lambda - essentially play supporting or reaction roles.

However, from my Potentialism-centric - and hopefully objective -  view of the Cosmic Order, whereas gravity (a physical dynamic) is very central in our universe, it is trumped in importance/impact/centrality by overarching Q4P - the overarching metaphysical dynamic of the Cosmic Order.


I respectfully believe that Lambda crucially moves the needle on Potentialism - from  theory to partially scientifically discerned.
And, indeed, the Lambda-CDM Model is more precisely, the Q4P-CDM Model.  

In a twist of fate, Potentialism Theory was partially/inadvertently discerned & partially validated (1917) by scientific great Einstein - before the Potentialism Metaphysics/Cosmology theory was even conceptualized/presented/disseminated (1988 and onwards) by Outsider/Outlier Birnbaum. Rumor has it that I was not even born until 1950. And via scientific advances in understanding the Cosmological Constant  ≈  Dark Energy - which is actually Q4P Energy, the academic establishment has advanced our scientific knowledge of Potentialism Theory, and to some partial extent, validated it.


Thus, the mainstream academic community may want the interloper (Birnbaum) to stop messing in their turf with his over-the-top theory; but they have unwittingly albeit scientifically - and from multiple angles - given significant scientific evidence and buttress - over a 100-year span - to Summa's avant-garde theory (1988 →).

Put another way, the establishment academic community has radically strengthened  Potentialism's position on the metaphysics/cosmology chessboard. With respect, there is no known theory which can successfully challenge Potentialism.

Q4P Hiding in Plain Sight

Lambda = salient Q4P

The Misnomer
'Dark Energy'

The correct appellation would be: 
 Salient Q4P Energy  

'Dark Energy' is meaningless in this astrophysics arena;
there is nothing dark about it

'Salient Q4P Energy' ( 'SQE' ) is meaningful - and precise.

The Boss

Lambda = salient Q4P


an integral part
of the over-arching cosmic dynamic


Einstein and scientists to follow tend to view Lambda as a stand-alone dynamic;
however, Lambda is just a salient portion of overarching Q4P;
and that is part of the reason that Einstein et al. have such great difficulty with Lambda.

Q4P reigns supreme
and Lambda is just a salient segment of it.



The Birnbaum super-formula

Q4PC+ → E+

Quest for Potential∞ → Complexification → Extraordinatiation


[ the inviolate arc of the universe ]


an infinitely iterative dynamic


[ the full-spectrum macro & micro level
common denominator trajectory
of the Cosmic Order ]


the eternal - teleology / chi / direction / modus operandi - of the universe



The Grand Alliance:

Q4P and QM-related

The alliance / collaboration / quasi-fusion of


QM ( Quantum Mechanics )
AI ( the AI dimension of QM )
ML ( the 'Machine Learning' )
dimensions of our universe
and integral
genome engineering by the 'alliance'

ultimately yields >

21st century humans

and the current dynamic
particular state of our universe -

of course,
by the moment


'a ground-breaking theory'

'Potentialism is the central drive of the cosmos'





Quick Juxtaposition
directional? Directional Non-directional
status Challenger Establishment
prime protagonist Birnbaum secretive clique
cosmic 'driver' Cosmic Prime Mover no 'Driver'
range Universalistic hard-line Atheistic
direction/teleology Quest for Potential Aimlessness
home base USA England
best origin date 1988, 2005, 2014 1859
known for (directional) Q4P (random) mutation

Q4P∞ = the Cosmic Instinct

"The Chart"


"The Chart"
Fuller Juxtaposition
Potentialsm v. Randomness

[note: red type signifies problematic]

. Issue A B C
. . Potentialism (classic) Randomness Randomness / Infinite Multiverse hybrid
1 Number of Data Points Supporting the Particular Formulation trillions 0 0
2 Is the Formulation "Falsifiable"? aaa YES YES, but indeed found false bbb / formulation DISCREDITED NO ddd
[so, unscientific Formulation]
3 Is our own universe fine-tuned? YES / Q4P NO bbb
/ so Formulation DISCREDITED
4 Consonant with Second Law of Thermodynamics? ccc YES NO ccc
[so, major flaw in Formulation]
5 Simultaneous Solution? YES NO
[so, weaker Formulation]
6 Provable Inductively? YES fff NO
[so, weaker Formulation]
[so, weaker Formulation]
7 Number of Universes neccessary for Formulation 1 1 infinite∞ eee
8 Stalking horse for a Fundamentalist doctrine NO YES,
for hard-line Atheism
9 Internally contradictory? NO YES ggg
10 Follows the principles of Formal Logic? hhh YES NO hhh
11 Empirically observational? YES NO hhh NO iii
12 Oblivious to contradictory evidence? jjj NO YES jjj
13 A 'centerpiece text'? SUMMA ? ?
14 A core equation presented? YES Q4P → C+ → E+ NEVER NOT YET
15 Universe origin / catalyst & calibration of Big Bang Q4P via the quantum calibrated the move and ignited the universe kkk random NO
16 directional YES NO actually partially directional mmm
17 diversity of phenomena the formulation can explain ALL NONE
18 'connects the dots' YES, all NO, none
19 explanatory capability YES
NONE. explanatory impotence
20 linked-to Quantum Mechanics nihilism, hard-line Atheism
21 A 'higher force' exists YES NO; contemptuous of idea;
22 compatible-with discovery science ppp YES NO
23 patterns to the universe YES NO; contemptuous of idea
24 direction to the universe YES NO; contemptuous of idea
25 'direction to the universe' provable? YES
center section
demonstrable qqq
invalidates the Randomness Formulation qqq
26 Core of Theory provable? provable / see C+ qqq proven wrong from two directions: 1999: Fine-tuned Universe (Rees) 2005: C+ directional (Birnbaum)
27 spirituality possible YES NO; contemptuous of idea
28 infinite divine possible? YES possible / possible infinite divine potential absolutely not; not even a 'direction' to the universe is possible
29 articles? 100+
see qqq
vicariously plant toxic & defamatory articles on opposing theorists in the accommodating Chronicle of Higher Education (sic) sss
30 underlying world-view universalist doctrinaire hard-line Atheist / Fundamentalist Anti-Theist / axiomatic - No direction/pattern whatsoever to universe (excption: Evolution)
31 Evolution YES; but see important footnotettt YES / actually worshipful; of their deity Darwin uuu
32 intellectual heir to > Aristotelian directionality; Spinozan lattice matrix alchemy; Emperor's Clothes fable
33 Cosmic Origins
(way back pre-pre-
Big Bang)
Q4P split
''pure ZERO'
Into positive and negative bits yyy
no clue
34 Cosmology? Q4P → C+ → E+ qqq clueless / worship Randomness
35 Teleology same
Q4P → C+ → E+ qqq
clueless / worship Randomness
36 Cosmic Goal? E+
Extraordinariation qqq
clueless / worship Randomness
37 Is formullation-
bullet-proof www bullet-ridden xxx
38 structurally textbook 'scientific'? YES NO
see 2, 4, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19
see 2, 6, 11, 17, 18, 19

Note that issues 2, 6, and 11 (just above) are inter-related;
they are each related-to 'testability';
they are each not precisely the same.

False is bad;
Falsifiable [means, can be checked] is good.
see Falsifiability Wiki

see Just Six Numbers by Martin Rees, 1999
plus see Fine-Tuned Universe Wiki

The Randomness crew presents an aimless universe. But, per the Second Law of Thermodynamics,
an aimless universe with no central dynamic, should implode. See also separate panel below -
white text on blue background: The Second Law of Thermodynamics

therefore not scientific / merely speculation

Many observers, including this theorist, believe that even infinite∞ universes
are insufficient for their speculation. Furthermore, this hybrid firmulation will need Q4P in any event -
for the ignition, traction, sustainment and ongoing development of every single one of these universes.

see www.Inductive1000.com for 40+ page proof of Summa Theory by Mark Davis
see www.InductiveDeductive.com for article in Harvard Kennedy School Ash Center publication

The Randomness directional and sole dynamic of Evolution contradicts its over-arching mythology
of (non-directional) Randomness.

Asserts a grandiose negative axiom. In toto the Randomness fomulation axiomatically and cavalierly
dismisses any possible direction -
physical or metaphysical - to our ordered, expanding
and accelerating universe: Have they indeed checked out every nook and cranny across the span of
our universe - across its 14 billion year span?

We canot observe potential universes outside our own.

See Just Six Numbers, Rees (1999) et al.
Rees makes the case that the universe is fine-tuned.
See Complexification [C+] per Birnbaum (1988 and onwards)
[see major focus in Intro to Summa II, March, 2005;
see SuperEquation1000.com]
Potentialism Theory's posited direction of the universe is
that (Brnbaum-hypothesized) Complexification + is the core
mechanistic driver, and is, indeed, obviously directional.
See also subsequent - similar but leaner - presentation
on 'ever-increasing complexity' - per Seth Lloyd,
Programming the Universe, Knopf (2007), pps. 5, 199-200.
Of course, presumably many others have observed the basic trajectory.
So, integrating Summa and Lloyd, Complexification is a metaphysical imperative
which translates into the physical advance via quantum messaging.

Juxtaposed against Seth Lloyd, "Then all at once the universe sprang into existence". Ibid, p. 45

Per this speculative hybrid proposition, the Cosmic Order is primed to generate infinite∞ universes

see Discovery Science Wiki

see Superequation1000.com

see SummaCoverage.com

see Closing1000.com

a) The general concept of Evolution stands.
b) 'Survivability' as a necessary component stands.
c) However, Randomness falls
[ see Evolution1000.com ]
d) Random Mutation is not the 'driver'

Even though Evolution directly contradicts Randomness (directionless)

No flaw whatsoever discerned; Summa I was published 1988 by KTAV,
and, notwithstanding the Randomness / Atheist 30-year agita over Potentialism Theory,
they are unable to punch a hole in it - large or small.

breaks down on multiple fronts / see this very chart / the universe is both fine-tuned and directional

Meaning, Potentialism differentiates betwen earlier Cosmic Origins and later Universe Origins.

Summa defines 'Cosmic Order' as everything-everything, metaphysical and physical; and defines
'our universe' as our known universe, Big Bang and onwards.


The clinical translation: Randomness is quite flawed - on multiple fronts.


The 'street' translation: Those Randomness boys are 'peddling snake oil'.




Section J

finessing Einstein's macro universe with Planck's micro universe?

Mission Possible?


 our 'Smart Universe' driven by our hypothesized natural force (Q4P) 

the theory is operative across time & space:

pre-Big Bang + catalyst of Big Bang + post-Big Bang


“All that was new in the work, was false,
and all that was true, was old”

– May 1859
sample / negative initial academic reaction
by Professor Samuel Haughton
of Dublin, Ireland
to Charles Darwin’s newly-published
Origin of Species



'the Common Denominator of 14 billion years of cosmic history/evolvement...'


'Complexification (C+) gets us from a single-cell organism ~4 billion years ago > to Beethoven'







There is an order to our universe - on multiple levels.


Key Pillars

[ key inter-related hypotheses ]


Key Pillars
of Summa Theory
in Volume
I 1988
II 2005
II 2005
II 2005
Q4P∞ C+ E+
II 2005
III 2014



see www.David1000.com   academic overview


the fount and engine of the cosmic order



"in some manner ...life, mind, and physical law are

part of a common scheme, mutually supporting"



see also Paul Davies Video
15 min / August 2019




"the Quest for Potential Theory challenges for the throne"





Fantasy. All revolutions are considered [fantasy] - until they happen; then they are [solemnly deemed] historical inevitabilities.



Section K

"a powerful hybrid construct - Potentialism/Quantum Universe

which readily trumps Randomness..."




for Potentialism Theory's
Cosmic Tool Kit

("advanced warfare")


(1) move cursor to center

(2) then note full-screen option icon / bottom right of gray border

see also CosmicToolKit.com



a unified and overarching


universal Common Denominator hypothesis


Metaphysics → Cosmology → Evolution






All revolutions are bloody

― Birnbaum


 Does the Glove Fit? 


       "If it doesn't fit, 
              you must acquit"

                     - Defense Attorney Johnnie Cochran  6/9/14
                            on behalf of O.J. Simpson
                                (at the riveting Simpson murder trial)

in our discussion realm of metaphysics

      if the GLOVE (Potentialism Theory)
            does, indeed, apparently FIT (all the facts)
               ( i.e. all the trillions of bona fide truly established facts )


          might you just have 
               very serious Working Hypothesis

                  - for a genuine Theory of Everything...



the last Greek philosopher

"the Greeks"



the Greeks?

How did the (great) Greeks totally miss Q4P

Philosophers were looking for an entity, not a force

Furthermore, the 'force' here is actually a 'quest'

And, in any event, philosophers were geared towards parsing the dimensions of classic God, as opposed-to totally replacing classic (dynamic and thoroughly conscious) God with a new paradigm 'something'..... still it is 'curious'

A psychologist in the audience at one of my lectures opined that Q4P did not want to be discovered until now - for whatever combination of reasons it might have - and our psyches were consequently cloaked  hitherto (by Q4P) on that point

Others conjecture that a certain level of Evolutionary consciousness had to be reached before the theory could be conceptualized  - and understood - and then accepted; that, the concept of a metaphysical quest (for an intangible - 'potential') driving the Cosmic Order would have been "a bridge too far" to reach any traction whatsoever hitherto


Conceptual Theorist

Remember, I view myself as a

      Conceptual Theorist / Metaphysicist

                  and not as a

            Scientist / Physicist

Simultaneously, however, my theory must dovetail with good science.

Good science, in turn, would not include the ‘quack pseudo-science’ of the Randomness gang,
nor with their assorted academic and media  perversions. .

As noted, Potentialism Theory is proven inductively -
see Inductive1000.com

Another way of saying that is that -

 >> No data point known to mankind conflicts with Potentialism Theory <<

See www.SummaCoverage.com

(see also Deductive1000.com)

 our 'Smart Universe' driven by our hypothesized natural force (Q4P) 


Section L

"Bard College Conference"

Summa's conceptual breakthrough:

unifying Science and Religion




see www.Controversy1000.com

unifying science-spirituality-religion

not a dinner party

“A revolution is not a dinner party....A revolution is an insurrection"

― Mao Tse-Tung




August 21, 2016
↓ A.M. "Bard Grads / Millennials" Panel Summa Metaphysica - with David Birnbaum



August 21, 2016
↓ P.M. "Bard Grads / Millennials" Panel Summa Metaphysica - with David Birnbaum



"the desire for a unified world picture is irrepressible"




see also SimultaneousSolution.com

David Birnbaum / Summa Metaphysica / Potentialism Theory

Unifying Science, Religion & Philosophy

October 28, 2014
ACADEMIA.EDU: Unifying Science, Spirituality & Philosophy


pointer: www.Unifying1000.com



February 6, 2015
EPOCH TIMES: Tikkun Olam & David Birnbaum’s Summa Metaphysica



February 5, 2015
IDEASTAP: The History of Ideas & Summa Metaphysica’s Potentialism Theory



February 4, 2015
FUTURE TECH: The Birnbaum Theorem



January 28, 2015
WORLD.EDU: Philosophy: The Prime Mover of the Cosmos?



November 20, 2014
ACADEMIA.EDU: The Singularity of the Big Bang:
Juxtaposing Entrenched Orthodoxy Theory v. Potentialism Theory



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Why do you insist....

"Why do you insist that the universe is not a conscious intelligence,
when it gives birth to conscious intelligence"

- Cicero, c. 44 BCE


Remember, Potentialism Theory does not go so far as to say that the universe is a 'conscious intelligence'; rather, that the prime underlying dynamic (Q4P) is a hyper-intelligence.

Indeed, per the theory, humans (and the universe) are created, in part, to vicariously secure 'consciousness' for the the underlying dynamic Q4P.



Proven Inductively


Harvard Kennedy School



Section M

 our 'Smart Universe' driven by our hypothesized natural force (Q4P) 





now, back to the 'beginning of the beginning'


Primordial Cosmic Realms*
working hypothesis

1) Potential/Possibility is eternal**

[But what is the catalyst morphing
(seemingly passive) Potential into (pro-active) Quest for Potential (Q4P)?]

2) Primordial (potential/possibility-oriented) Quantum Mechanics (QM)*** and
(eternal) Potential supercharge each other

a) Potential → Quest for Potential∞ (Q4P)
[This 'quest' will have both intentionality and ~instinct intelligence]

b) Primodial QM → Primodial+ QM

3) In due course, Q4P will deploy/harness both (pre-Big Bang primordial)
Quantum Mechanics (QM) and (pre-Big Bang primordial) Classic Physics
- to split 'ZERO' - and ignite our universe via the Big Bang.... the Genesis Point.



Creation Ex Nihilo+

So, it would seem that
Creation Ex Nihilo
(Creation from Nothing)
falls, as well, to Summa/Potentialism Theory

So we, indeed, would seem to have a viable metaphysical/scientific ('fusion' again) working hypothesis for one of the iconic Holy Grails of metaphysics//philosophy/cosmology

I might prefer to call the finesse -

.....Creation Ex Nihilo+


Potential is more than Nothing

Basically, two potential-related 'somethings' supercharge each other -

Summa's metaphysical Eternal Potential was 'impacted' by the primordial incarnation (specifically, the potential-possibility aspect thereof, of) Planck/Einstein's Quantum Mechanics (QM) - to yield Summa's proposed Prime Mover (primum movens) ............ Q4P

And this Prime Mover can be viewed as either secular or spiritual or Divine (or some variation thereof), depending on one's predilection.


# Be clear that I did not (have the nerve to) mess around with integrating QM whatsoever into Summa/Potentialism Theory until I read Lloyd's ("Programing") book in 2006 - and observed the extraordinary 1:1 parallel to Summa I (1988) and Summa II (2005); however, like a stem cell, QM would seem to have many vibrant 'faces'... and thus, the QM plot thickened... and here we are

# As you are aware, I integrate the Wheeler/Lloyd QM It/Bit build-out into my Summa/Potentialism theory Evolution build-out several years later - in 2014 in Summa III; however, the above Primordial Cosmic Realms QM build-out is new****.

# Be alert that, contrary to point (2) above, there are those who assert that QM does not exist (in any form) pre-Big Bang; respectfully, they are wrong*****; however, even if they are right, point (2) above will then simply need to be tweaked as follows .The potential/possibility of (potential-possibility-oriented) QM jump-started Q4P from Eternal Potential. ******



* before our universe was even created

** As noted, BY DEFINITION....Self-Evident

*** In our deployment of QM in primordial realms we are focusing on the classic 'possibility' aspect of QM;
in our deployment of QM via a' vis Evolution we are focusing on the Wheeler/Lloyd 'bit-build-out
aspect of QM.

**** I had 'radar lock' at post-Yom Kippur Break-Fast Sept 30, 2017 while harassing the (philosophically sharp)
NYU Medical School student next to me - after struggling with the issue for several decades.
As we were going down the NYU Kimmel Building elevator after the buffet, I asked him what he liked best
about the theory. His response: "It would appear to be a viable and quite all-encompassing theory;
and in science the more all-encompassing viable theory prevails."

***** QM needs to be operational pre-Big Bang, because QM is (quite-specifically) needed
to arrange the precise settings for the Big Bang; QM has the tool-kit to do same -
and 100th generation IBM's Watson (c. 3000 CE) was not in the picture yet....

****** As is apparent, this (fallback) version would be weaker than my preferred version (above).





Potentialism Theory = Summa Theory = Birnbaum Theory = Q4P Theory = Quantum Man Theory



David Birnbaum Academic Bio


David Birnbaum is a philosophical writer, conceptual theorist, historical chronicler and editor.

# universal secular philosophy & Jewish religious philosophy:

Birnbaum is known globally as “the architect of Potentialism Theory” – a unified philosophy/cosmology/metaphysics. The paradigm-challenging theory - presented through three prisms - is delineated in Birnbaum’s 3-volume Summa Metaphysica series (1988, 2005, 2014).  See Summa1000.com. 

A riposte to Summa Theologica of (St.) Thomas Aquinas, the (original) Birnbaum treatise challenges both the mainstream Western philosophy of Aristotelianism as well as the well propped-up British/atheistic cosmology of Randomness.

The Summa Metaphysica series was the focus of an international academic conference on Science & Religion April 16-19, 2012  at BARD College (see Conference1000.com).

The focus of over 150 reviews and articles, Summa Metaphysica has been an assigned Course Text at over 15 institutions of higher learning globally. The work has been very widely covered globally. (see SummaCoverage.com for 100+ articles on the series as well as the Course Text institutions. 

The first volume of the Summa series, God and Evil (KTAV, 1988) is considered by many to be a breakthrough modern day classic in the field of religious philosophy and of theodicy, in particular. See also GodOfPotential.com

#  editor, Jewish thought & spirituality:

David Birnbaum is the conceptualizer and Editor-in-Chief of the Mesorah Matrix series on Jewish thought and spirituality. The series spans 10-volumes with 10 respective themes and includes 200+ original pieces from 150+ global Jewish thought leader essayists. See Mesorah1000.com.

#  historical chronicler and author:

In the history realm, David Birnbaum is the author/chronicler of the 2-volume The Crucifixion – of the Jews. The 2-volume set (published in 2009) traces a direct trajectory from the Canon Gospels in the First Century to Auschwitz in the Twentieth. In November 2019, ten years after the publication of The Crucifixion,  the Church of England / Anglican Communion issued a major document/report "God's Unfailing Word" - which accepted/confirmed many of the key thrusts of the (highly-controversial) Birnbaum frontal challenge to the Church of a decade prior. See Crucifixion1000.com.

The inter-related Birnbam history series is his 7-volume Jews, Church and Civilization. See Civilization1000.com.  

# education

Yeshiva of Forest Hills (Dov Revel), Yeshiva University Hgh School (MTA),
City College of NY (CCNY), and Harvard (1974).

# faculty affiliation

New School for Social Research (1983)

See also David1000.com, Transform1000.com







to order direct via Amazon click SummaAmazon


Running the Gauntlet ...


The author of a new theory is typically compelled to
'run a gauntlet of toxicity' before the new theory even gets a fair hearing

A sequenced list of toxic gambits deployed by entrenched orthodoxy academic establishments v. dynamic new paradigm theories follows:

First, the theory is politically boxed-out

Second, the theoretician/author is dissed and/or defamed - to undermine the theory

Third, the theory is cavalierly dismissed

Fourth, fake flaws in the theory are manufactured/asserted by the (now increasingly-desperate) Establishment

Fifth, the theory is aggressively politically opposed by the (now panicking) Establishment

Sixth, the (original) theory is challenged as being not so original in any event - by the (now up against the wall) Establishment

Seventh, in league with the Establishment, wannabe players attempt to co-opt original authorship

- extrapolation of saw/maxim
by Arthur Schopenhauer,
German philosopher


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Section N
in summation


The two current salient
overarching paradigm options are:

• Entrenched
• old paradigm
• aimless
• heir to alchemy
• a Theory of No Theory
• anti-scientific
• parochial / hard-line Atheistic / Fundamentalist
• no core text / no website
• hierarchy: secret / ~London / legally at-risk


• Challenger
• new paradigm
• directional
• heir to Aristotelian 'directionalism'
• a well-vetted theory
• bullet-proof
• universalistic
• Summa Metaphysica 3-volume treatise*
• hierarchy: D. Birnbaum / Manhattan


*online in toto

 our 'Smart Universe' driven by our hypothesized natural force (Q4P) 


God of IsraelQ4P∞
max consciousnessYN
potentially vengefulYN
has emotionYN
seeks emotion
seeks greatest good
for the greatest number
averse to evilYY
able to eliminate evilNN
IS everything NY
directional universeYY
ostensibly creates
a ~finished universe
allow for / mandate
self-perceives itself
as Divine
seeks  spiritualityNM
seeks after GodNM
origin explainedN~Y
theodicy issue
theogony issue
centerpiece of
a religion?

The above-noted inter-related aspects of Q4P are pretty incredible; however, once one accepts as working hypotheses -  the Big Bang as well as both the Potential and Computational 'faces' of Quantum Mechanics, the above is not a Mission Impossible leap,


The Sanctity of Human Life

Per Potentialism Theory, the core of Life is Q4P

and Q4P is more like an infinite metaphysical river.

Thus, murder, for instance,

would, as well, be an attack on the core of the Cosmic Order

- aside from the crime of the murder of the individual victim.

And, the human, after all, is the apex production (to date)

of Infinite Quest for Potential.


What comes next?

Our premise is that, aside from the broader goal of Complexification enroute to Extraordinariation, Q4P seeks to (vicariously) play out dimensions of Consciousness and Love.

So, following that thrust, no reason to doubt that Q4P will seek to follow-up ongoing on those two thrusts. And, one suspects that ever-expanding Consciousness has priority between the two thrusts.

So, what does ever-expanding Consciousness imply?
I have not truly focused on that question, but I believe that it is a very key question to be addressed by all.



Are there infinite universes -
 per many Darwinian apologists  ? 

several points -

#1  Any universe requires Potential at its core. 

#2  Even with core Potential, the odds of traction are remote.

#3  Even if possible traction, the Cosmos may not wish to
      invest/divert/deploy energy

      in even one other universe (overlapping in time with our universe).

#4  "Infinite universes theory" aka 'multi-verse theory' is a dubious proposition,
      albeit hypothetically possible; basically, the theory appears to be propped-up
      to provide 'life support' to on-its-death-bed quack theory 'Randomness Theory' -
      primarily after the book Just Six Numbers (by Royal Astronomer Martin Rees, 1999)
      dealt a body-blow to the vacuous (Randomness) theory.


What is the Lifespan of Q4P Universe?

#  Q4P has eternal origins
[ see the En Sof primordial God of (kabbalist) Luria (b. 1534) ]
[ brought up in Summa 1 (1988) ]

# Q4P endeavors to be eternal going forward


Then, try to integrate the following to understand Q4P:


# The universe is an evolvement of Q4P

# We are all integral to Q4P/Universe

# One can (optionally) posit that Q4P is the God Force

#  See (quick) Universe1000.com
( lead-in to RewindSumma.com )

# See Chronology1000.com
( displayed, as well, in RewindSumma.com )

# Note the (panentheistic) God of the BESHT
( the BESHT = the Baal Shem Tov, [b. 1698]
the spiritual founder of Hasidic Judaism )
[  brought up in Summa 2  (2005)  ] 

# Seth Lloyd's Programming the Universe (2006)
          [ which builds upon John Wheeler's It from Bit ]

possibly with Divine spark / drive

#  Remember the ALIEN sci fi series
(introduced 1979)
wherein the alien entity
learns, integrates, iterates,
and gets stronger daily 

In our case, Q4P, a more benign entity, does same 

i.e. We have a unique variation of Process Theology

#  An all-encompassing suis generis
UI ( Universe Intelligence )
( with Divine Spark/Drive in-the-mix? )
[ of which WE are each components ]
the universe
- to optimize, among other objectives, perpetual advance.

#  Our universe - a potentially perpetual motion force/entity - 
to play-out
its perpetual motion potential

# Thus, the potential - but far from guaranteed - lifespan of our Q4P universe
is infnite 

# However, Q4P in its pure form is eternal, regardless



The Universe (aka Q4P) is expanding ongoing;
currently this expansion rate is accelerating.

Q4P must vigilantly advance forward 
with sufficient (Lambda) velocity/force to
prevail against entropy.

Q4P must contend with gravity, as well,
which simultaneously
enhances, maintains, and threatens the universe.



Why does this metaphysics trump all other metaphysics?

1) It is pegged to an eternal dynamic (Potential)

2) It is pegged to a proposed (hitherto undiscerned) natural force (Q4P) -
as opposed-to a supernatural force
to a fatally flawed theory (Darwinism)

3) The theory is all-embracing

4) The theory has been (successfully) vetted ongoing since Summa I in 1988

5) The core theme - the Common Denominator of  Q4P∞ -
threads its way steadily and inexorably
from Eternal Origins through the Big Bang
through the current day - and onward

6) The theory allows optional space for a potential Divine 'instigator' at the get-go

7) The theory covers the key issues of classic and modern metaphysics:
Eternal Origins; pre-Big Bang realms; the instigation of the Big Bang;
the origin of our super-complex universe;
the eerily fine-tuned myriad Constants;
the origin and 'journey' of the 117+ Elements (to date);
the origin of life; the ascent of evolution;
the Cambrian Explosion;
the expansion of consciousness

8)  The theory frontally deals with 'purpose' (across the board), e.g. -
# the purpose of Man (to strive for his Potential)
# the purpose of the universe (to strive for Extrordinariation)

9) The theory provides a fresh - and credible - theory of Evolution

10) The theory helps to clarify Dark Energy and Dark Matter -
and the associated universal constant (lambda)

11)  The theory furnishes a SuperLaw to the universe:
Q4P∞  →  C+ →  E+ 
- a formula which as been inductively 'proven'

12) The theory is organized, disciplined and charted

13) The theory is creative and original

14) The theory has proven-to-be 'bulletproof'

15) The theory thematically threads consistently through pre and post Big Bang

16) After 5,000+ years of civilization,
there is no bona fide credible challenging theory.
to Potentialism

17) The theory is highly ambitious, but does not overreach

18) One can make the case that this is a serious contender for a
conceptual Theory of Everything


Cosmic Ironies

some counter-Intuitive ironiere: Q4P

Q4P is the source of life in our universe,
but is not itself fully alive

Q4P crafted our universe,
but seeks after God - its creator* - vicariously - via  ourselves

Q4P is practically all-knowing,
but seeks after human-like consciousness via ourselves



* Q4P quests for full understanding of its 'creator', and assumes - 
rightfully or wrongfully - that it has a classic creator.



Section O






( Summa Metaphysica I )





As noted, a key Biblcal name of God
Self-identified at The 'Burning Bush' saga
c. 1250 BCE exodus from Egypt
- Book of Exodus [ Shemot ] 3:14 is -
(in the Biblical hebrew) Eheyeh Asher Eheyeh


And, if the Divine
is the God of Potential
then THEODICY ( the problem of evil )
and THEOGONY ( the origins of the Divine )
both fall into place philosophically

See Summa I: God and Evil: Religious Man
for elucidation

Quest for Potential  -   THE SACRED DYNAMIC

Quest for Potential  -   THE SACRED DYNAMIC

excerpt from    
God and Evil  (Summa Metaphysica I)
KTAV Publishing, NJ  1988,
from section 100.00: The Epicenter of the Divine,  pps: 66-67  


Holy Divine Potential.....
the infinite Divine blaze leapt forth...."

Independent of time, matter, and energy, and indeed, independent of a universe, existed Holy Divine Potential—the primordial Divine. At the eternal origins of out-of-time: Holy Potential within potential within potential ad infinitum—tracking to the forward edges of time.

At the embryonic stage of holiness, deep in the womb of nothingness, deep at the core of out-of-time, hinged on an indefinable and infinite circularity, there was an ascending holy metaphysical fire: Yearning, imploring, calling forth into the void.

[The concept of a primordial Divine has clear and direct precedent in the concept of the En Sof of Kabbalah.]

Traversing the Bridge
And as nature abhors a vacuum, Holy Potential abhors nothingness. This is a cosmic axiom.

Simultaneous with the eternal origins of out-of-time, an equilibrium of nothingness was thrown into disequilibrium by its own Holy Potential. Exploding and imploding. Echoing through this day and racing towards infinite time, Holy Potential screamed forth.

Flowing from the Essence of the Divine, the infinite holy potential of the Divine demanded more expression. Among these elements were the potentials for creation of the universe, and within the latter the potentials for man to quest for his spiritual potentia1, as well as others, including mercy, love, truth, justice, beauty, and harmony. The holy potential core of the Divine demanded more than just potentia1. For the potentialities of Divine creation are inherent in the eternal Divine origins and in the Divine Essence itself.

At the eye of the primal cosmic storm, warping from out-of-time towards time, unzipping the cosmic void into positives and negatives, the infinite Divine blaze leapt forth. A creative supraconscious dynamic, transcending time, space, and eternity. Focusing its holy metaphysical force. Genesis.

and God divided the light from the darkness.
—Genesis 1:4

A holy dynamic flows forth through this day, tracing its origins to the inner core of the Divine. Beneath the eddies and swirls at the surface of the cosmic stream, beneath the deep and powerful major cosmic currents, from out of the epicenter of the holy, flows the deepest primal current—questing, beseeching, and indeed, screaming—for ultimate potentiality.




Appositions + Foreword

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Quest for Potential  -   THE SACRED DYNAMIC

 our 'Smart Universe' driven by our hypothesized natural force (Q4P) 


The Epicenter of the Divine

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Quest for Potential  -   THE SACRED DYNAMIC




Quest for Potential  -   THE SACRED DYNAMIC


a unified

theodicy / theology / theogony / philosophy / purpose



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Quest for Potential  -   THE SACRED DYNAMIC


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infinite divine potential

'common ground'





Section P

Potential & the Mitzvot

( extracted from Summa I )

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a focused YouTube channel


Unifying Science & Spirituality


a video review of Potentialism Theory

by Benjamin Blech



Quest for Potential  -   THE SACRED DYNAMIC

selected excerpts from book flap


Summa Metaphysica I




David Birnbaum’s God and Evil is a major philosophical study which systematically confronts the philosophical problem of evil, and the Holocaust in particular...

Summa Metaphysica I: God and Evil: Religious Man (1988) is the first of three books in Birnbaum’s landmark three-volume Summa Metaphysica series crafted over a twenty-six year period...

In Book #1 of the series, Birnbaum introduces the concepts of Quest for Potential (Q4P), as well as God of Potential...

According to Birnbaum’s paradigm, Quest for Potential∞ drives Man and God/god and the Cosmos. Potential is the nexus. God of Potential is juxtaposed against Man of Autonomy-Freedom-Potential...

Combining modern and classic, rationalist and mystic themes...

The Summa series reshapes the contours of metaphysics, philosophy, and theology.







Quest for Potential  -   THE SACRED DYNAMIC


Quest for Potential  -   THE SACRED DYNAMIC


Quest for Potential  -   THE SACRED DYNAMIC

more excerpts

excerpts from
God and Evil (Summa Metaphysica I)
KTAV Publishing, NJ, 1988,
from section 300:00: The Underlying Dynamic
pps. 78-82



Holy quest for potential is the underlying core dynamic of the cosmic order.

Holy quest for potential—our parallel to the kabbalistic En Sof—is the “primal scream” of the cosmos...

Holy Potential, emanating through and from the Divine essence, radiates through the universe—questing, pulsating, exploding, reaching, energizing, expanding, in time and out-of-time...

It is at the core of the holy/natural drive of the cosmos. It is the primal engine of cosmic existence.


The Genesis Point: From there on through this day the majesty of creation seeks its maximal potential.

Life is daring. The cosmos strives not just for survival; it quests for its maximal potential...

Long before Prometheus stole fire from the gods to give to man, God grasped life from out of the void and created fire and man.


The universe seeks its maximum and optimal potential—inexorably. For this, we postulate, is its raison d’être.


“Holy Potentiality” is a thoroughly overarching dynamic, emanating from the infinitely holy through creation to the far reaches of the cosmic order. Soloveitchik notes: “He is the Lord of the hosts, who resides in every infinitessimal particle of creation and the whole universe is replete with His glory.”


At the Genesis Point, a Divine spark leapt forth. The spark initiates a cycle of becoming, creation, and rebirth. It is the core of this spiritual blaze of potentiality whose ultimate perfect achievement is a primal cosmic end. It is this transcendental flame which directly continues the spark of Life which the Divine infused through Primal Man.


The cosmic thrust for potential is man-centered. Within this constraint, the cosmos seeks its own perfection. The quests for spirituality and perfection, and the attendant quests for freedom, harmony, and beauty find their source in the metaphysical spark which actualized the cosmos. It was the origin of this quest of quests which bridged the gap from “nothingness” to “Somethingness.”



  unifying - physics, philosophy and theology  

and lancing - theodicy, cosmogony, theogony, Eternal Origins

pegging-off of Summa I  section 400.20

Updated focus on the 0-point  


So, why is there Evil at all?


I form the light, and create darkness;
I make peace, and create evil; I am the Lord,
Who has made all these things.

- Isaiah 45:5


Evil has its source in the good.

- Augustine



At eternal origins, there was just the 0-point.

At some point
Potential split 0 into -

Positives and Negatives,
Pluses and Minuses,
Matter and anti-Matter,
Good and Evil

To ignite a universe,
one must split 0

And if one splits 0,
there will thus of necessity
be Evil
in the mix

There would apparently
simply be no way
to create or update the universe
with no Evil in it; else that
would have been The Plan.

Do you insist on No Evil?
Then, No universe.

Do you wish a  universe?
Then Evil will
be an actor.


The concept of the primordial 0 being split into PLUSES and MINUSES has resonance, whether from esoteric ancient strains, through Summa Metaphysica I (1988), and then through contemporary (21st Century) Quantum Mechanics.

See "IT from BIT" (1990) theoretical physics hypothesis of Princeton’s iconic John Wheeler (1911-2008), and developed via his intellectual heir, MIT's Quantum guru Seth Lloyd. See, in particular, Lloyd's (seminal) Programming the Universe, 2006, Knopf. See in further focus Lloyd's Chapter 3: The Computational Universe (subsection: The Story of the Universe).  


So, in 2006 Lloyd's quantum mechanics 21st Century physics fortuitously makes an appearance just after Summa Metaphysica II (2005) and Summa Metaphysica I (1988); his work buttress aspects of Potentialsm Theory's metaphysics (theodicy and Eternal Origins components), which, in turn provides philosophical buttress for aspects of the God of Israel handed-down by Moses at Sinai (c.1250 BCE).   


 more theological texture 

The midrash (Jewish exegesis, parable and lore)
has the (omnipotent) Divine
weeping over Evil

Thus, a Divine not quite "omnipotent"
and not quite
impervious to Evil & suffering 



Tree of Life / Tree of Knowledge

( extracted from Summa I )


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Section Q

unifying - science, philosophy & spirituality



 our 'Smart Universe' driven by our hypothesized natural force (Q4P) 

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Quick Overview


One Proposed Working Hypothesis

Potentialism Theory hypothesizes that if we introduce one (conceptualized) metaphysical concept - Quest for Potential∞ - as the eternal 'driver' of the Cosmic Order, then entire inter-related clusters of hitherto unresolved issues across science, religion, metaphysics and philosophy - including (but not limited to) cosmology, cosmogony, theogony, theodicy, teleology and evolutionary biology - are all simultaniously lanced.

The fusion of my Potentialism Theory - with MIT LLoyd's (information communication & computation) quantum mechanics - provides a quite-powerful proposition: A seamless A-Z metaphysics/physics/cosmology. Sort of what many people have been seeking for a long time.

A well-vetted and quite-possibly correct simultaneous solution - a fully integrated,all-embracing metaphysics / new paradigm - is perhaps something worth evaluating. One concept (Quest for Potential∞) resolving conundrums across a dozen+ fields? If essentially on the mark, it would indeed transform the world as we know it.

That is what SummaMetaphysica/Potentialism has proposed - starting with the focus on theodicy in Summa I: God and Evil in 1988.

All data-points vector towards the theory being correct. After 28+ years of public vetting, not a single flaw has been discerned in it. And as we know from 7th grade mathematics, elegant possible simultaneous solutions inevitably have a way of turning out to be correct.

Potentialism proposes that our universe indeed has a direction (Quest for Potential∞). Advocates of an aimless and random universe have been having a public nervous breakdown over the theory since God and Evil (Summa I) was published by KTAV twenty-eight years - and six printings - ago in 1988.

Potentialism Theory is, as well, simple yet powerful (i.e. infinitely nested). And indeed, to add irony to the potentially pivotal theory, its proposed key to the cosmic code - Quest for Potential∞ - has always been 'hiding in plain sight'.

The theory can be viewed through a religious lens (see Summa Metaphysica I: God and Evil); a spiritual lens (see Summa Metaphysica II: God and Good) or a secular lens (see Summa Metaphysica III: The Transcendent Dynamic).

The theory shatters various 'idols' along the way. The world is not flat, nor is the universe random - by any means. The universe may be far more dynamic and fully-integrated than hitherto suspected, to put matters mildly.

Various entrenched 'priesthoods' - whether in academe or otherwise - will diss any truly threatening paradigm - and will fight rearguard battles, sometimes vicious ones, to protect their power prerogatives. But these reactionary efforts against a formidable new paradigm will ultimately fail.

The Random Universe formulation is simply old-fashioned fundamentalist and strident hard-line Atheism masked as science.

The 14th-16th Century Vatican persecuting theorists for propounding helio-centrism, is now replaced by a hard-line Randomnist hierarchy in England (globally) undermining the careers of directional-universe theoreticians.

A zealous religious Inquisition is replaced by a zealous antireligious inquisition;
Bogus Middle Ages Church doctrine is replaced by bogus 21st Century hard-line Random Universe doctrine.

In each case, too much power leading directly to ruinous and implacable hard-line doctrine - and from thence onto destruction of truth and lives.

Ultimately, the most powerful currency prevails in commerce, and the most powerful ideas/concepts prevail in the history of ideas. Thomas S. Kuhn discussed the fierce institutional resistance faced by paradigm challenges. See his 1962 classic, The Structure of Scientific Revolutions.

One can argue that my little Harvard degree is not in philosophy - or one can look at the overwhelming evidence behind the proposition - and 'listen to the music'.

I invite you to examine the hypothesis and expand your minds and your souls.




David B.



see also formal inductive proof:Inductive1000.com



With special homage to timeless thinkers -

A.I. Kook
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
Thomas Merton

We hitch a ride on the shoulders of giants,
so we can potentially scan the edge of the horizon
just a touch further out....


And, of course we salute our esteemed guide Guatama Buddha


- Birnbaum



Thank You

Thank you for graciously reviewing this presentation.

I hope I have laid out the argument cogently.


[ for the fuller treatment, see SummaMetaphysica.com, of course. ]





Has the Entrenched Randomness Clique Strangled Global Debate?



To the Reader

I have worked on this project since age ten (1960), 57 years ago, when I was a 4th grade student at (Modern Orthodox Jewish) Yeshiva Dov Revel of Forest Hills, Queens, NY.

About 1/2 of the parents had emigrated from Europe at some point post-1900, some tattooed with blue numbers on their forearms. Everyone was motivated. Dual-curriculum Dov Revel was the toughest school I ever attended, Harvard-included. Per the school's DNA, established science trumped theology. And, of course, we were exposed to challenge on all fronts.

On the science front, things were hopping in the '50s and '60s in Astronomy, in particular. As you recall, in Spring 1964 Bell Labs researchers in nearby NJ accidentally corroborated the Big Bang via cosmic microwave background radiation, and a new era was de facto ushered in. That vey same Spring 1964, I graduated eighth grade. My little Astronomy hobby morphed into my little Metaphysics hobby.

As you know, the first (volume of the Summa series) work came out 1988, 29 years ago.

I have studied the world and the theory from as many angles as I could during this entire 55+ year duration (1960 - now ). The theory has been exhaustively vetted. At the 3+ day 2012 BARD conference, no vulnerability was discerned in Summa/Potentialism.

I am confident in the theory.

Please be wary of any academic group - however fancy - whose signature m.o. is the de-legitimization and defamation of competing theorists; whose single-minded stratagem is the relentless obfuscation or suppression of debate - at all costs.

This is my chosen modality to break the little stranglehold of that crypto-academic group.

May truth and global advance be the ultimate victors.


Humbly submitted to my fellow voyagers on life's extraordinary journey.


D. Birnbaum



alert to the enemies of science masquerading as fancy academics:


Rumor has it 
that a core group of
hard-line British atheists
        has perfected the art of "character assassination"
(of 'directional universe' theorists)
-  with "plausible deniability" by the Brits in-the-mix;
they are a little weak on intellectual integrity and theory, however.




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The reward is doubled for the identity-masked head of the racketeering organization.



Note from a Friend
Cambridge, Oxford, Imperial
et al.

Best not to allow a foothold on your campuses to those who would strangle global debate

Respectfully do not allow academic thugs to hide behind your skirts

Best not to allow enemies of science to position yourselves as their 'enablers'

"Scientia Imperii decus et tutamen"

Note that Cambridge University, in particular, has more than enough leverage
to unilaterally put an end to all of this Golden Triangle academic thuggery - within 24 hours.



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note the terrifying alternate title
of Darwin's key work


Some posit that the iconic Darwin work served as the
quack-science underpinning for the Third Reich's nefarious and murderous eugenics undertakings.

Note the 'heavily-loaded' terminology (alternate title) -

And note the ominous
resonance with the German Mein Kampf (My Struggle),
Hitler's key work 66 years later.

The time arc from the Liberation of Auschwitz to now is 75 years to the day (Jan 27, 2020); the toxicity emanating from the quack-cohort bowels of Britain is more intense than ever.

So, now we have an additional suspect group (aside from pathological /obsessive British nationalists rooting for hometown favorite Darwin) - for the virulence and magnitude of the vicious anonymous attacks and planted defamations - on theorists not playing ball with Darwinism.


The Desperate Defamation War Against Summa Theory

Debunked and dismissed,  the bizarro Random Universe clique - typically hiding-out in the shadows of Cambridge U (England) - found itself facing game-ending mortal threat from a lone & solitary Conceptual Theorist  --  outlier  David Birnbaum - tucked-away in his Upstairs office in Rockefeller Center (NYC).

Exactly why are the (serial flim-flam ) Theory-of-No-Theory Randomnists  in panic  mode ?  ;)

Exactly why is Summa Theory a Death Blow to the Randomness criminal-games cadre ?  ;)

Why is this psychopath crew so  worked-up...even more than their usual psychotic state  ? ;)

Why is the Poster Child group for nihilism in  Red Alert / DefCon 1 mode ?  ;)

Why, in their eyes is Birnbaum The Fifth Horseman of he Apocalypse?


Hey,  note  the energy-fount of the Randomness Group is the Cambridge U  ecosystem

Research Assistants

as well as journals, and the like, where the above have any sway

Here  is the  rough sequence -
Cambridge U  has been wedded to Randomness Theory-of-No-Theory for decades -
actually, for well-over a hundred years stretching-back to British hometown favorite Darwin.

Now, to keep the flow of  pinnacle academic prizes coming smoothly,
as incredible as it may be,  an important cohort at Cambridge U apparently sold its soul - and did a bargain with the devil: the  Randomness Theory - and its core concept of a  non-Directional Universe  -  would  be upheld at all costs - moral or legal. The time-honored  checks & balances of academic debate would be short-circuited by the  flim-flam  cohort tucked-into Cambridge; there would be no debate;  Life-works of opponents would be  trashed and mocked in journals/chronicles/newspapers and on-line; careers would  be devastated; lives ruined; but the  Cambridge-favorite theory would be upheld; and the Cambridge profs and their works would have the inside track unfettered - for numerous pinnacle positions and awards

The profs realized the potential power of the Research Assistants to color the tone - if not the essence - of myriad key Wikipedia articles. And avoidance of a negative Wikipedia  is  currently crucial. But the Cambridge Wikipedia cohort can swarm & trash any Wikipedia article.

The profs leaned on the Research Assistants
An entente -  a quid pro quo  - got enshrined

Screw our academic foes via toxic articles which you plant, then post  on  Wikipedia -
            and you will be allowed to climb-up-the-Cambridge academic ladder;

Nothing in writing,

Hey.....Randomists is our name - GAMING the global academic ecosystem is our game ;)

Manipulating & gaming Wikipedia & Google is our true expertise & specialty, you know.

We - the lowly Research Assistants turn-out to have the power  - when we act - and swarm - as a  gang -  to make or-break most academics globally.  Our targets will have their reputations trashed - and their article submissions blocked (by our ecosystem buddies) from the pinnacle journals (often Old Line British). 

We are Cambridge U Research Assistants bro,
securing brownie-points every time we  defame/libel a Directional Universe  theorist ;)
- at the behest of the Cambridge U  Old Guard, you know....those Randomness dinosaurs - and their obsequious acolytes - still haunt the cosmology and philosophy departments. 

But we want to rise up the academic ladder, you know... Research Assistant > to > Assistant Professor... and it's a time-honored Cambridge rite-of-passage;
So, we play along
no Directional Theorist scalps,
no future us at  so-elite and so-refined
 (Randomness) Cambridge.

We represent the Empire.
We will dictate science.
There will be No Discussion.
Cannot allow those inferior-being 'Colonists' to interfere with the 'march of science'
(British-science, that is)
We, the Cambridge elite - are judge, jury & executioner.


He hee .. we're just so nerdy-smart  ;)  Our psychopath dads are just soooooooo proud of us 

Hey! Promise! Our so-brilliant theory-of-no-theory is not Dead Man Walking!

Hey we're the Great Brits & we are 10,000:1  v.  that ONE smart-ass Jewish boy from NY....
Our glorious Cambridge U has a  $7 billion dollar endowment.. what does this solitary boy have protecting him ?  His allegedly xtra-super-brilliant theory ? ;)

We've thrown everything-we-have at this boy for a decade..... harrassing his testimonial writers; blackmailing  the BARD hierarchy; twisting his words; defacing his Amazon reviews; paying-off a bunch of fancy journals - at home and abroad - to plant toxic articles... nothing helps, nothing

But, Onward Ole Chaps.... Destroy this theorist!

Let's each secure that Asst Professorship title..... - the old fashioned, criminal way - .... enough of this Research Assistant BS

Shoulder-to-shoulder, for King & Country... let's screw this boy who dares defy our glorious power - our bizarre theory - with his cute little Potentialism - and Einsteinian formula

No "New York' Harvard Boy is going to undermine our British Randomness glory

We're the so-classy Brits...we have a Divine Right to trash those American untermenschen... (racial -inferiors, you know)

So what if defamation & slander is our main weapon, so what?  We're the great British Empire, are we not ?

But why does his Theory of Everything seem teflon-coated ?

Surely he must have bought the magic teflon with secret Jewish money, NO ? global cabal money you know....


But, maybe we should just slither-back into the slime & sewers we emerged from ? ;)

Maybe a truly good idea ? ;)

He hee





All glory is fleeting


Randomness/Aimlessness (as the key 'cosmic catalyst') is 'done' (debunked).*1 .

The Darwinism version of Evolution is 'done' (debunked).*2 .

The anti-scientific 'infinite random universes'
formulation is 'done' (debunked).*3

The 100+ year dark ages brought to you courtesy of the British randomnist cabal will now start to steadily collapse of its own intellectual and moral bankruptcy.




all elucidated above in RewindSumma.com:

*1 Quest for Potential is the prime catalyst

*2 Fusion Evolution trumps Darwinism / See Evolution1000.com

*3 Any/all universes need-be Potential-driven and directional





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