METAPHYSICS OF DAVID BIRNBAUM
PHILOSOPHY OF DAVID BIRNBAUM
ETA: Some reflections…insights
Summa Metaphysica’s “String Theory”1, 2, 3
The Infinite Divine Extraordinariation at the end-of-the-rainbow…
draws a string from the precursor milieu to Creation…through Creation (at the dawn of time)… through the eons…to Itself – showing the line of optimal Potential
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SECULARISTS can call this proposed dynamic –
Infinite Consciousness and Givingness and Will
(no intervention; no Godhead)
RELIGIOUS traditionalists can call Infinite Divine Extraordinariation, the God of Abraham
KABBALISTS can very readily embrace this proposal
HASIDIC purists can savor the Bal Shem Tov’s prescience
SPIRITUALISTS can ride somewhere in the middle
BUDDHISTS can call this Divine…
Ultimate Perfection and Harmony
Physicists can put down their electron microscopes for a few minutes…and savor the non-quantifiable wonders of the cosmic order
– because, to “solve” the elusive missing pieces of physics, physicists must take the leap into metaphysics (meaning, this particular work, boys)
NOTES by KHALIL
1 Summa Metaphysica’s “String Theory”: With this the author makes clear that cosmic evolution is not defined solely by a start–point and an end–point. There is something connecting these points, which is with us today – a “road” [string] connecting origin to destination.
2 Summa Metaphysica’s “String Theory”– and the Torah: The Torah is the thread that directs humankind towards Divine Perfection, providing continual guidance. This effect is powerful enough to drive all of creation, yet subtle enough to only be detected by the most spiritually perceptive souls. As he approached his final hours, Jacob – whose life was particularly difficult and arduous, would bless Joseph in the name of God “who was my shepherd from my inception until this day” (Genesis 48:15).
3 Summa Metaphysica’s “String Theory”– and Biology: One of the presuppositions of Darwinism is that evolution cannot be teleological (i.e., evolution cannot plan for the future; it can only favor traits that support survival in the current environment). Thus a species can only acquire traits that suit its environment at the specific time. The author’s string theory model, in contradistinction to Darwin’s model, and in one of Birnbaum’s crucial pivots, asserts that evolution is, indeed, most definitely goal-directed, as well.
DARWINISTS can be reconciled that they were partially