David Birnbaum Philosophy


Core Building Blocks

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

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



• 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) 



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


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) 




"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



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....



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


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

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


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











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







David Birnbaum Metaphysics