DAVID BIRNBAUM METAPHYSICS
DAVID BIRNBAUM PHILOSOPHY
How does “survival” fit into the Quest for Potential∞/Extraordinariation paradigm?
Clearly “survival” is necessary. Obviously. But it is far from sufficient. Thus, necessary, but not sufficient.
“Survival,” in my paradigm, does not occupy the overwhelming paramount position ascribed to it by many “survival of the fittest” 19th and 20th century Darwinists. If it did, we would see far more species of slugs, and radically fewer species of butterflies.
At the same time, over the eons the relative priority of survival to extraordinariation may have intermittently shifted:
More species with high probability survival in-place
> more emphasis on extraordinariation, etc.
More species in a precarious survival situation
> more emphasis on survival.
Clearly, to stay in the game, survival is necessary.
But we hypothesize that overall, the macro–signature theme of our cosmos is “extraordinariation.” In any event, while this area, like most areas involving the cosmos is nuanced and textured, the key thrust (extraordinariation) is clear.