DAVID BIRNBAUM METAPHYSICS
DAVID BIRNBAUM PHILOSOPHY
In God and Evil (1988) I hypothesize “bootstrap creation” to deal with the classic philosophical/metaphysical/cosmology conundrum of creation ex nihilo i.e. –
How is the cosmos seemingly created out of nothing?
God and Evil proposes an analogy to a leveraged buyout in finance. Basically, in a leveraged buyout one can potentially buy a company primarily by (sort of) guaranteeing the seller the company’s anticipated future earnings stream to (allegedly) cover the (periodic multi-year) payments. [Often the Buyer is the CEO or another prime protagonist related to the business entity.]
Summa proposes that future potentials (in parallel to future earnings) ignited the cosmos (in parallel to the buy of a leveraged buyout). This is a core theme
which courses through this two-volume metaphysics series.
However, among other potential underlying vulnerability points to this hypothesis is the question –
How does the “present” (at Creation) know the (infinite) future (potentialities)?
Conveniently for me, along emerges Holographic Theory [see Wikipedia entry] into mainstream physics over the past twenty+ years (c. 1990–2010 and now advancing-forward).
Now, Holographic Theory increasingly has no shortage of explicators and variations on its core themes. However a common denominator of the various hypotheses under this (Holographic) umbrella would be that INFORMATION is
(a) (somehow) stored on the space-time boundary,
(b) this information may interact internally in a modality that defies the classic linear arrow of time.
Now, once the internal interaction of information can possibly interact outside the boundaries of the classic linear arrow of time, “a bootstrap universe” cosmological hypothesis has a further (albeit certainly not necessarily sufficient) – and key – physical sciences toehold.