David Birnbaum Metaphysics

# Direction (of the universe)
# Evolution
# Chronology (of the universe)

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

see also

Potentialism Lexicon

Key Terms

Q4P = Infinite Quest for Potential

C+ = Complexification

the cosmic drive towards increased

E+ = Extraordinariation

the idealized end-goal of the cosmic process;
an ideal to be approached, but not quite realized

more detail/amplification to follow


Q4P∞ = the Cosmic Instinct

a directional universe

– Birnbaum, Summa Metaphysica II, March, 2005



the quantum physics to backstop Summa Theory

a Birnbaum hypothesis

see also 2006 Programming the Universe by Seth Lloyd
Professor of Mechanical Engineering & Physics at MIT

This (2006) seminal Lloyd work came out after Summa I (November, 1988)
and Summa II (March, 2005). – and prior to Summa III (2014).

Professor Seth Lloyd – from stellar MIT – furnishes a (timely ; ) crucial –
and hitherto missing – breakthrough
cutting-edge science nuts & bolts mechanics / quantum physics mechanism
to backstop the metaphysics of Summa Theory.

translation: ‘Insider’ Lloyd of MIT ensures (in 2006) that ‘outlier’ Birnbaum’s proposed (1988, 2005, 2014) global and over-arching (macro-micro) paradigm shift will prevail.

(more on Lloyd:Birnbaum further down)

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



On Cosmology, Evolution
per Lloyd*

“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.” – p. 57

“The amount of information in a gene can be measured; the human genome possesses some 6 billion bits of information.” – p. 15

*Lloyd, Programming the Universe, Knopf, 2007, NY.

 our ‘Smart Universe’ driven by our hypothesized natural force (Q4P) 

see also Birnbaum Extrapolates Lloyd


Q4P∞ = the Cosmic Instinct


the alleged competition

the heirs to alchemy?

Issues with the (‘competing’) Randomness formulation

It is clearly dead-wrong
see Direction panel just-above

Internally contradictory?
The same entrenched British Randomness academic clique which fanatically defends its (non-directional) Theory of No Theory – Randomness, simultaneously fanatically defends (directional) Evolution.

Notorious alchemists swore they could turn lead into gold. However that seems like a simple trick compared to contemporary hard-line Randomnist High Priests who profess that their theory turns the random void into our rocking and rolling – for 14 billion years – universe.
Is the Randomness formulation simply the ‘successor theory’ to alchemy?

Second Law of Thermodynamics:
Why does our allegedly random universe not implode from entropy? [hint: because it is driven forward by (competing Potentialism Theory’s) Q4P, and not randomly]

combination – The Emperor’s Clothes and The Wizard of Oz?
Is the fantastical Randomness formulation not a 1:1 parallel to these just-noted fables of vacuousness?

We are all still waiting for the actual theory:
The hard-line Randomness clique has perfected the dark art of “toxifying” any theorist who dares disagree with their aimless and hollow construct; but, after 150+ years, for their part they have yet to produce an actual theory.
[ translation: the Randomness/Aimlessness clique is an intellectual charlatan ]

From the shadows, the Randomnist clique hyper- aggressively mauls ‘directional universe’ theorists, but never actually seems to present an actual theory. Are we supposed to conflate frenzied attacks with an actual theory?
To paraphrase the diss used by Texas cattlemen to characterize big bluster / no substance characters:
These Randomness hombres are ALL HAT; NO CATTLE.

defining our universe:
There are many and significant random dimensions to our universe; but, randomness does not define it; rather, (competing Potentialism Theory’s) Quest for Potential defines our universe.

‘Randomness’ Invalidated by Fine-Tuned Universe proposition
Is the universe fine-tuned for life? This proposition has gained increasing prominence and traction.

The proposition reached critical mass in 1999 with the publication of Just Six Numbers by Martin Rees, distinguished British Astronomer Royal. The proposition is directly antithetical to the Randomness proposition; the proposition negates Randomness. Rees went on to become head of the Royal Society.

Randomness may have been frontally challenged prior, including by Summa I, 1988, but Randomness ‘is slain’ by the 1999 Rees work; and a stake is driven in its heart by Summa II (2005).

‘Defaming’ is not ‘Debating’
Some hard-line Randomness proponents seem confused. ‘Defaming opposing theorists’ – typically through paid surrogates/hit men – does actually not qualify for ‘debating opposing theorists’.

Denial of Negative Reality
The first requirement of a theorist is to deal with reality. The ‘denial of negative reality‘ psychosis can be hazardous to one’s legacy. The core tenet of Randomness – non-directionality, has been clearly scientifically demonstrated to be false- on two fronts: Fine-Tuned universe (see Martin Rees, Just Six Numbers (1999) and Direction section from David Birnbaum, Summa Metaphysica II (2005).

Contrary to the first – and only – axiom of Randomness, the universe, is unequivocally directional. See Directional.

‘Game Over’?
For over a decade, and on two key different fronts, Randomness is in checkmate. Both Fine-Tuned universe formulation and the empirically demonstrated Complexification C+ / complexity teleology (universe purpose/direction) respectfully frontally render the Randomness formulation of ‘no directionality’ fatally undermined and disproven. The emperor, indeed, had no clothes.

the Randomness ‘Theory of No Theory’
No theory.
No content.
No core work.
No formulation.
No science.
No cosmology.

The earth is not flat; the sun does not orbit the earth; our universe did not randomly ignite, gain traction, evolve, and steadily iterate towards ever-increasing sophistication and wondrousness ongoing for 14 billion years and counting.

intellectual ‘sleight of hand” ?
There is no scientific anchoring whatsoever.
Random universe is simply hocus pocus masquerading as science.

product of an “echo chamber” discussion?
Group Think?

Go along to get along?
Bandwagon syndrome?

more akin to the mantra of a medieval nihilistic cult
– than to a serious academic discussion in 21st Century England

a fanatic – and in-vain – gambit
– to align science with hard-line Atheism (de facto a fundamentalist and militant anti-directional universe belief system).

“Big Brother” modus operandi
No debate; No discussion; No competition of ideas.



The Fall of Randomness

subtext: the ramifications of
the Randomness clique’s abuse of power

The m.o.:
From the shadows, their ‘leadership clique’ has rationalized a pattern of
ongoing nefarious antics/gambits to destroy competing theorists.

unable to compete ‘on the merits’
the clique deploys academic thuggery –
with slander, defamation, and misinformation
as consistently central to its messaging
– in targeting opposing theorists for destruction

The net result:
Institutionalizing the strangulation (by the Randomness clique) of global debate
as (somehow) acceptable academic practice & norm

extra-legal modus operandi
one cannot assert that their m.o. is a legal one
Is the closest descrition – ‘racketeering & corrupt’ ?

a few medieval ogres calling their shots
suppress all debate * crush all dissent * destroy all dissenters

actually a fundamentalist/hard-line/militant/nihilistic cult
masquerading as a scientific theory

radicalizing classic Atheism
– from (scientifically tenable) ideological opposition to classic Creationist God,
into (scientifically untenable) hard-line Atheism –
with strident opposition to any ‘direction’ whatsoever in the universe
as core doctrine.

In the mix,
Their stratagem conveniently aims to toxify competing theorists (typically American),
and attempts to sideline these American theories (typically ‘directional universe’).

The ‘cover’:
slap-on-the-back jocularity and pompous self-righteous (misplaced) arrogance

The internal (delusional) mantra:
“We are Imperial” – and we alone – and unilaterally –
will decide what is acceptable academic discourse

Conflating an anti-religious ideology
– with academic teachings

As 90%+ of science academicians in England happen to conveniently be hard-line Atheists, they will merge a fundamentalist ideology (stridently anti-theist), with a (false) scientific hunch (an anti-directional universe); they will then advocate Randomness/Aimlessness – as (alleged) science.
The two – a strident fundamentalist ideology and (false) a hunch – will become one and the same: the (convoluted) ‘science’ of the Atheist British academics.

the putative ‘side benefit’:
Presumably the Randomness clique would get to divvy-up global academic influence –
with ‘legacy’ and sundry accolades in-the-mix….

the ancillary toxic gambits:
the ‘gaming’ of Google and Wikipedia

teaching the wrong course
The Randomness clique should not be teaching Cosmology;
they should be teaching a course which they actually truly understand:
“Fascism for Beginners” : An Introductory Course

does not actually qualify as science
should not really even be brought up in the Science Department courses;
sort of, a wrong turn in the history of science;
simply not serious

hijacked and mutated classic Atheism
mutated Atheism from: disbelievers in classic God >
rabid and millitant opponents of any ‘direction’ to the universe

Zombie DNA
we come, we destroy; darkness trumps light; despair trumps hope

We are the nihilist Randomness cultists

Three racketeering identity-masked ghouls on pinnacle British campuses
are allowed to decree verdicts of academic Life or Death
on cosmology/philosophy academics across America ???
– while Cambridge – Oxford – Imperial
hear no evil; see no evil ?
– while cutting-edge American theorists are conveniently undermined
and/or systematically destroyed?
– And while The Chronicle (DC-based) always ‘happens’ to deliver
the core (often virulently) negativity attack? – which can conveniently and readily
be parlayed by the ghouls’ acolytes into a high-profile destructive Guardian article and/or
Wikipedia piece to aid & abet the steady academic asphyxiation of the target theorist?

a (very) small secretive, psychologically twisted clique
– dictates (quack) ‘science’ to the world?

– by neutralizing/eliminating competing theorists via –
secretly commissioned toxic articles; bare-knuckled academic blackmail;
and gaming Google/Wikipedia?

The core Randomness hierarchy permanently in hiding?

Three thuggish from-the-shadows misfits

Self-appointed to play

Sadistic cowards…

[NOTE. My family exited Berlin in 1938; we have seen these fascist freaks before…]

The collateral damage:
# a 100+ year (at least as far back as 1900) freeze of scientific advance across multiple fields
# a betrayal of the world’s trust in British academe
# the unhinging of England’s venerable core academic integrity


But, as noted in the above Scroll Down, Randomness – as front & center – now falls on both key fronts: Cosmology and Evolution

And, all the king’s horses
and all the king’s men

Couldn’t put Humpty Dumpty
back together again

see also


Fusion Evolution

Metaphysical / Quantum

– Birnbaum, Summa Metaphysica III, January, 2014

Potentialism Evolution


Quest for Potential / Quantum Mechanics


tweaks the genomes (ensemble)

the Birnbaum Evolution hypothesis
Potentialism Evolution
Summa’s Metaphysics fused with Lloyd’s Quantum Mechanics

Evolution / panel A

Evolution: the next focus of Potentialism Theory

Darwinism is fatally flawed

#  The entire Natural Selection / Random Mutations proposition (aka Darwinism) is fatally flawed.

#  Respectfully, notwithstanding its global standing, Natural Selection / Random Mutation
simply does not advance the Evolution drama.

#  The confluence of factors which launched and sustained the theory at the very center of
academe is a bizarre 150+ year saga worthy of examination; but that saga is not the focus.

a1) Except in Marvel (superhero) comic books, mutations are typically weaker than the original;
a positive mutation is rare, at best; this reality is not a formula for dynamic evolution.

a2) Intergral to DNA – the foundation of life – is (ultra highly sophisticated and complex)
sequenced digital coding; even one random mutation of this sophisticated
coding does not end well; mutations undermine ‘the foundation of life’;
mutations do not enhance life. Compound mutations of this coding are disastrous,
not salutary, for the potential of the life form.

a3) At least three dozen universal constants are ultra highly fine-tuned for the existence of life;
were these constants truly fine-tuned by random mutation? Seriously?

b) Even if the Darwinian concept were, in principle, viable, one key challenge is that one
would still need “a trillion-trillion times” the time (4.0-4.5 billion years) currently allotted for the
5 billion new species.

In the human genome there are 3 billion nucleotides
(and corresponding 3 billion characters of digital code)

The odds against having gotten to this sequence randomly are
greater than 26 to the power of 3 billion……..
Would you take these odds?

Respectfully, classic and well-established Probability Theory would reject random mutation generating five billion species over 4-4.5 billion years as a viable denouement. Probability Theory can be deployed for possibility, not for de facto impossibility*. [To argue to the contrary – per the mainstream consensus – is, respectfully, simply group-think run amok.]

As in cosmology, randomness is clearly amply present on-stage in Evolution, but, once again, is not a component in evolution.

c1) SPECIES: The Cambrian explosion was just half billion year ago. With its uniquely rich and
extraordinary multitude of new species – within a super-narrow ~19 million year slice of time**,
it belies Darwinism.
This issue alone is fatal to Darwinian (Natural Selection / Random Mutation) Theory.

c2) PHYLA: All the major phyla seem to have appeared during the Cambrian Explosion
(maximum currently guestimated duration: a very narrow 30 million years).

Thirty million years is a very narrow sliver of the 4.5 billion years of our earth;
thus, just by the paragraph above, Darwinian Natural Selection / Random Mutation
is clearly simply not a significant factor in advanced Evolution.

d) How could complex bio-chemical transformations
possibly result from the proposed randomness Darwinian mechanism?
Per Michael Boehe’s presentations, biological systems at the molecular level
present  hyper-complexity even greater than complexity at other levels.

e) How does one get biological creativity/innovation/super-complexity
from linear, spaced-out mutations?

f) How does Darwinism explain – “linearly irreducible complexity
(my term  / I expanded the classic ‘irreducible complexity’ term)
i.e. complexity instances in organisms which simply could not have occurred via a linear
mutation-sequence stretched-out over time (per standard Darwinian prognostication).
See also discussions by Michael Boehe – including on YouTube –
debunking the alleged ‘science’ here.

g) The fossil record in general and pre-Cambrian, in particular, does not jibe
with Darwinian theory (see also David Berlinski discussions).

h) Per Randomness / Darwinism – where did
    – first life
    – the first cell
    – the first species 

each come from?

    No answer, Darwinian crew?


Not one species will ever be birthed via Darwinism, let alone billions of species,
even if a trillion years were allotted for even one new species.

Evolution is achieved by Q4P∞ introducing new genes; by re-wiring gene networks;
and by deliberate and complex
sequenced bio-chemical transformations choreographed by Q4P∞;
Evolution is not achieved via mutations;
not via a slo-mo and simplistic stretched-out linear sequence of random mutations.
 In-the-mix, new proteins and concomitant digital coding must be introduced.
And just where is this new digital coding coming from?
It is certainly not coming from random mutation;
rather, the new (digital) coding is coming to you courtesy of digital-based Q4P∞.




*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.”

** 19 million years Cambrian period – out of, say, 4.5 billion years  = 4/10 of 1% of the total time sequence….yielding well over 50% of the most complex/sophisticated species?
[Meaning, insufficient time for Natural Selection / Random Mutation
to produce billions of super-complex species.] Why is that theory (Darwinism) still afloat at all?
As the expression goes, “What are they smoking?” 

the Birnbaum Evolution hypothesis
Potentialism Evolution
Summa’s Metaphysics fused with Lloyd’s Quantum Mechanics

Evolution / panel B

Q4P encompasses the fusion of –
Quantum-information processing + Quantum-computing + Quantum-engineering
to play-out
Q4P → C+ → E+

Q4P re-engineering the genomes  

 Other Related Theorists

What Charles Darwin (On the Origin of Species 1859) reads as ‘natural selection’;

what George C. Williams (Adaptation and Natural Selection, 1966)
and Richard Dawkins (The Selfish Gene 1976)
are reading as ‘gene-centered Evolution’;

what Murray Gell-Man (The Quark and the Jaguar 1994) is viewing as ‘complex adaptive systems’

what Stuart Kauffman (At Home in the Universe 1995) is reading as ‘self-organizing systems’;

what David Pines (Complex Adaptive Matter 2005) is reading as ‘complex adaptive matter’,

are all actually one and the same:

>>> the Potentialim Evolution hypothesis –

What they are viewing, is actually Q4P re-engineering the genomes

More technically, they are (typically) viewing Q4P on a local-level/micro-level tweaking & re-engineering an individual genome.

However, the plot thickens….

#  Q4P Evolution is operating simultaneously in an integrated fashion across
all the genomes of our planet

#  Meaning, the educated hypothesis is that plant genomes
will be re-engineering ensemble with human genomes and ensemble with insect genomes, etc.

#  Why the integrated choreography? Because, of course, all the ‘pieces’ need to advance
(and fit/interact) together ensemble / efficiently / dynamically – on the C+ march towards E+.




note: the now-established phenomenon (per Carl R. Woese d. 2012) of H.G.T (Horizontal Gene Transfer) – that DNA itself can indeed move sideways, across barriers, from one kind of creature to another –  would buttress (Summa’s) Evolution Theory above.

Summa (just above) posits simultaneous (varied) re-engineering across ‘barriers’ (life forms); Woese (in the late 1990s) posited simultaneous identical DNA-cluster replicating across ‘barriers’. So, Woese was on a parallel but different track. [However, I suspect that Woese may have missed important variations in the ‘replications’ – and, in fact, was observing precisely what I am hypothesizing.]

Some macro Observations

Five billion (ever more sophisticated and wondrous) species over the lifespan course of life on our planet.

Random mutations crucially setting the stage for the inexorable advance/expansion and Complexification of the species on our planet?
No, the random mutations are an insignificant side show, not factoring-into evolution

So, Evolution, YES; but the catalyst and driver is Q4P.

Notwithstanding the politically correct pro-Darwinian view, random genetic mutations in nature are (per Potentialism Theory) respectfully simply not a factor in evolutionary biology. And, yes, correct, Natural Selection, a pillar of modern biology, falls. The 1-2 punch of iconic Darwinism – Natural Selection / Random Mutation , however established in modern science, is fatally-flawed.

[“Common Ancestor” aka “Common Descent”, another legacy of Darwin, is not addressed by Potentialism Theory directly.]

In both cosmology, in general, and evolution, in particular,  Q4P is ‘cracking the whip’ and ‘running the show’; not Randomness.

Both cosmology and related evolutionary biology are ‘directional’, not random-chance.

In both cases, we do not ride a multi-billion year trajectory towards E+ (Extraordinariation) via randomness. It is hard enough for (‘directional’) metaphysical/quantum hyper-intelligence Q4P to pull this off ; )

Building-out the Cosmic Order – ongoing over the eons – requires a (directional) hyper-intelligent prime prime time catalyst – Q4P.

the Birnbaum Evolution hypothesis
Potentialism Evolution
Summa’s Metaphysics fused with Lloyd’s Quantum Mechanics

Evolution / panel C

Q4P encompasses the fusion of –
Quantum-information processing + Quantum-computing + Quantum-engineering
to play-out
Q4P → C+ → E+

TimeLine / Context

A) John Archibald Wheeler (1911-2008) sets the quantum mechanics stage
from his Princeton base (from 1938 onwards) for Seth lloyd (1960 to the present);

B) Summa Metaphysica series 1988, 2005, 2014
and 2020 [w-i-p Quantum Man]

C) and Seth Lloyd (from his MIT base) furnishes the quantum mechanics ‘wiring’ for
Potentialism Theory

D) More specifically, Wheeler’s iconic proposition of It from Bit (Santa Fe Institute Spring 1989)
sets the stage for Lloyd’s the universe as computer (2006: Programming the Universe).

E) As per the three panels Birnbaum:Lloyd above,
Lloyd furnishes the quantum mechanics to support the Potentialism metaphysics.

F) Lloyd’s quantum mechanics (via bits) proposition for:
quantum – information processing / computing / engineering, 
dovetails seamlessly into Potentialism’s more conceptual Evolution theory.

G) Lloyd himself (as of JAN 2020) still has not extrapolated his quantum mechanics into
an evolutionary theory. (He may be wary of inciting the Atheist/Randomness gang.)


. Cosmology Evolution
aimless/random aimless/random mutation
– with survival-directional
Darwinism then guiding

Thus, Randomness Formulation deploys a non-directional ‘play’ – aimlessness
somehow first to ignite our universe. and then to sustain / drive / iterate / optimize / expand
our universe – over a 14 billion year span and counting. In the mix, non-directional ‘aimlessness’ somehow – miraculously – allegedly via random mutations – drives Evolution forward from a single cell entity to 21st Century humans and associated consciousness. Quite a feat for an ‘aimless’ play.

Potentialism, on the other hand, deploys its quite-directional core dynamic –
Q4P – across both Cosmology and Evolution.


[ theory development: historical trajectory ]

the Birnbaum Evolution hypothesis
Potentialism Evolution
Summa’s Metaphysics fused with Lloyd’s Quantum Mechanics

Evolution / panel D

Q4P encompasses the fusion of –
Quantum-information processing + Quantum-computing + Quantum-engineering
to play-out
Q4P → C+ → E+

[ per Potentialism Theory ]

Q4P tweaks the genomes
[ theory development: historical trajectory ]

c. 350 BCE (384 BCE-322 BCE)
Aristotle /
The universe has ‘direction’;
but that ‘direction’ is not known
or delineated by Aristotle

c. 1557 (1534-1572)
Baal Shem Tov / Founder, Hasidism
The entire universe is one interconnected
Life Force

c. 1677 (1632-1677)
Spinoza / Ethics
The universe is a lattice-work;
meaning, it is thoroughly inter-connected

c. 1745 (1698-1760)
Isaac Luria / founder of Modern Kabbalah
The universe emerges from the ‘No End’

Darwin / Origin of Species
Evolution / Natural Selection

Birnbaum / Summa I Potentialism Theory
Infinite Quest for Potential (Q4P)
ignited and drives the universe;

new paradigm Potentialism Theodicy
gains global traction

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

John Wheeler / “It from Bit”
Information, Physics & Quantum
(Sub-atomic) information bits are the
foundation of the universe.

Birnbaum / Summa II
Q4P drives the universe;

the Birnbaum SuperFormula:
Infinite Quest for Potential (Q4P) >
Complexification (C+) >
Extraordinariation (E+)

presentation/delineation of
Direction of the Universe

Provides an Overarching Metaphysics / Simultaneous Solution

Seth Lloyd / Programming the Universe
Quantum Mechanics proposition:
In each atom there are bits which
communicate with bits in other atoms
across the universe – and compute the
advance/buildout of the universe ongoing

‘Birnbaum/Potentialism 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+

grand unifcation

Metaphysics / Cosmology / Spirituality / Quantum Mechanics / Evolutionary Theory

the Birnbaum Evolution hypothesis
Potentialism Evolution
Summa’s Metaphysics fused with Lloyd’s Quantum Mechanics

Evolution / panel E

Q4P encompasses the fusion of –
Quantum-information processing + Quantum-computing + Quantum-engineering
to play-out
Q4P → C+ → E+


. Potentialism Darwinism
N* Y
the literal
driven by a
Driver Infinite
Quest for
Natural Selection /
Random Mutations
underpinning Quantum Mechanics Struggle for existence
Designer? Yes / Q4P No / none
Conceptualizer David Birnbaum
Charles Darwin
(Kent/Greater London)
Summa Origin of Species

* Ancestor of Man was one of the complex species progenitors
launched/created by “the designer’ during the narrow
(30 million-year wide) Cambrian Explosion c. 500 mill BCE.

the Birnbaum Evolution hypothesis
Potentialism Evolution
Summa’s Metaphysics fused with Lloyd’s Quantum Mechanics

Evolution / panel F

Q4P encompasses the fusion of –
Quantum-information processing + Quantum-computing + Quantum-engineering
to play-out
Q4P → C+ → E+


  Q4P intelligence > 
 human intelligence > 
which produced

– but each is quite distinct and unique

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


  The ‘baby’ – Quest for Potential – is ‘pulled’ from the cosmic womb of Potential  


The Footprint of Potential

a rough sketch

Chronology of the Universe

Eternal Origins → Present

( a metaphysics hypothesis )

introductory note: Hitherto Inscrutable Quantum Mechanics (QM) has at least two ‘faces’ which we are now (OCT 2017) aware of:
(a) the Potential/Possibility/Probabilistic ‘face’, and
(b) the Wheeler It-from-Bit ‘face’ as a prelude to the Lloyd Bits Compute the Universe ‘face’ build-out thereof

# rough sketch chronology – 1.00

Eternal Potential – as opposed-to Nothing – defines Eternal Origins.

At Eternal Origins, ‘Potential reigns supreme’.

CWP = Cosmic Womb of Potential
(a Potentialism Theory term)   

# rough sketch chronology – 1.25

We are now at the Cosmic Womb of Potential point here

Potential is PUSHING-forth

Infinite Potential way down-the-road is PULLING – tugging at  –
Eternal Potential way back at Cosmic Origins




the drama increases in intensity…..

the void pulsates

# rough sketch chronology – 1.50

* Voids abhor voids
(proposed axiom by Summas Theory)

* The void “couldn’t take it” any more

* Realms of Potential
some realization,
however abstract

# rough sketch chronology – 1.75

The conjecture:

Within the primordial realms of Potential/Possibility
perhaps just a
single pulse of energy

which germinated from the potential future
by (hypothesized/theorized)
‘backward causation’ (aka “retrocausality”)***

tracked-back and unhinged
the equilibrium of neo-nothingness….at Eternal Origins

*** i.e. a Quantum Mechanics sub-theory that future possibilities (or energy) may somehow impact present possibilities (or energy)

see also quantum fluctuation…..vacuum state fluctuation
origin of the universe

Remember, I just need just one pulse

CWP = Cosmic Womb of Potential
(a Potentialism Theory term)   

# rough sketch chronology – 2.15

The cosmic drama often mirrors the individual human drama

What is true for the Cosmic Order, will often be true for the individual human

This (hypothsized) extraordinary parallel enables the metaphysician to ‘peer behind’ the Big Bang –
all the way back to Eternal Origins (the Cosmic Womb of Potential)

Thus, the plot thickens

CWP = Cosmic Womb of Potential
(a Potentialism Theory term)   

# rough sketch chronology – 2.25

( at cosmic origins )  

Embryonic Quest for Potential (Q4P)
at Cosmic Origins
inexorably demanding its potential be realized

(from the future)

Embryonic celestial potential
eons down the road
aches-for and seeks 
and incessantly

beckons Q4P,…entreats Q4P
to emerge – at long last –  from the
cosmic womb of Potential… at Eternal Origins

CWP = Cosmic Womb of Potential
(a Potentialism Theory term)   

# rough sketch chronology – 2.50

                    primordial dynamics

……. the drama continues

– along a fault-line of the cosmic womb of Potential

The Cosmic Womb of Potential
      at this point  is at max stress

Wave upon wave of Eternal Potential vectors towards the intense drama 



The present – at Eternal Origins – ‘pushes forward’  to actualize Potential

The future  – tracking towards infinity – ‘beckons-forth’  aching and yearning to view actualized Potential peeking over the horizon

Will this interminable cosmic tension ever see resolution?



       ad infinitum?

            eons upon eons pass by……

critical mass is achieved

            the ‘tipping point’…..

The Pulse

  The ‘baby’ – Quest for Potential‘is pulled’ from the cosmic womb of Potential  

the heavens witness in awe

  The long-yearned-for ‘birth’ of the inexorable metaphysical DRIVER  


# rough sketch chronology – 2.75

Quantum Mechanics is, of course, a vast blueprint 

But, this (theoretical) blueprint has a sub-blueprint (or a major dimension)
for equations of Potential dove-tailing off of ‘actual’ Eternal Potential

Simultaneous with the Push-Pull drama,
primordial Quantum Mechanics pegs-off-of the Eternal Potential 
of primordial universe – and vice versa

The two somehow cycle off of each other

Meaning, Quantum Mechanics has some modicum of life breathed into it

The two dramas play-out in-concert

The net result is ‘the birth of Q4P

QM = Quantum Mechanics

# rough sketch chronology – 3.00

The interplay of Eternal Potential and Primordial Quantum Mechanics (QM)
→ yields Infinite Quest for Potential (Q4P)

The chronology/trajectory/direction/purpose/teleology/arc
of the universe
will follow the axis of my hypothesized/proposed*** SuperFormula

Q4P → C+ → E+

Quest for Potential → Complexification → Extraordinariation


*** proposed 2005 in Summa II /   section: Direction of the Universe

QM = Quantum Mechanics

# rough sketch chronology – 4.00

The interplay of Q4P and Primordial QM → yields the Wheeler It-from-Bit face of QM…….
Then the build-out of the Wheeler face,
the Lloyd computing face of QM,

THUS, further filling-out pre-Big Bang QM

QM = Quantum Mechanics

# rough sketch chronology – 5.00

Q4P / pre-Big Bang Q4P plots its escape
from the metaphysical void →
metaphysical cum reality (our evolving universe)

 our ‘Smart Universe’ driven by our hypothesized natural force (Q4P) 

# rough sketch chronology – 6.00

Q4P / Igniting Big Bang Q4P splits the (hypothesized) Zero-Point and ignites the Big Bang.

[The Big Bang 13.8 billion years ago.]

Meaning, Potential,
not Random Chance,
and not some spontaneous genesis – per Wheeler and his disciple Lloyd –
ignites the entire dynamic at Eternal Origins

[ From a metaphysical perspective, splitting the Zero-Point, as well yields polarities:
Matter:Anti-Matter… Pluses:Minuses… Good:Evil… proto-Female:proto-Male… et al….. ]

# rough sketch chronology – 6.50

It was necessary (for Q4P) to instigate/trigger/create
our universe
inasmuch as Q4P needed
an extraordinary PLATFORM
– with a very substantial material/physical dimension –
to more fully play-out
Q4P → C+ → E+

metaphysical realms alone were not a dynamic-enough PLATFORM
to optimize the advancements sought –
including the rate, diversity, complexity, richness, and quality
of advance sought

# rough sketch chronology – 7.00

Q4P/QM is the prime catalyst on stage choreographing the unfolding universe production; it has vast influence….

# rough sketch chronology – 8.00

Q4P trumps Entropy
and sustains the advance of our universe.

# rough sketch chronology – 8.50

[ Evolution in a snapshot ]

Lloyd elucidates the Quantum – # information (bit) build-out
# computing
# programming

aspect/dimension of Quantum Mechanics

Let us now throw in a fourth component –

(Quantum) # engineering    (my concept/term)
into the mix*

One can assign the term Quantum Engineering to the entire 4-component basket (noted just-above).

Quantum Potential Engineering    per Potentialism Theory

# information (bit) build-out per Lloyd
# computing per Lloyd
# programming per Lloyd
# engineering per Birnbaum

The full Quantum Engineering basket is fused into Q4P, at latest by the Big Bang ignition point

                        Now we have ‘replaced’ Darwinism

Post- Big Bang (14.8 billion years ago)
Q4P then drives the evolution of the universe,
and then – post the formation of our planet 4.5 billion years ago –
the evolution of Evolution.

(see for fuller presentation)

* I presume that Lloyd did not want to tangle with the neo-Darwinists

# rough sketch chronology – 9.00

Q4P choreographs the grand cosmic drama/trajectory which includes, among other components,
exploding stars across the heavens → elements → life forms on earth → 21st Century humans and their ever-advancing consciousness

# rough sketch chronology – 10.00

Q4P (or a derivative thereof) is the Cosmological Constant identified by Albert Einstein in 1917*; Einstein theorized the Cosmological Constant as the counter-force to gravity’s otherwise inevitably imploding the universe.
[ Actually, it is reverse, i. e. Gravity slows down the forward march of the Cosmological Constant aka Lambda.]

# rough sketch chronology – 11.00

The Cosmological Constant [Q4P] has become identified with the simplest form of Dark Energy (Wiki / Cosmological Constant / Oct 22, 2017] [ note: The Cosmological Constant is also known by a shorthand notation lambda, or /\ ]

# rough sketch chronology – 12.00

“In physical cosmology and astronomy, dark energy [Q4P] is an unknown form of energy which is hypothesized to permeate all of space, tending to accelerate the expansion of the universe.” [Wiki / Dark Energy / Oct 22, 2017] [ So,
the Cosmological Constant = lambda = /\ = (simple) dark energy = a salient & manifest derivative of Q4P ]

see also inter-related scientific discussions – the Fifth Force…. Quintessence

YES / By ~2019 – thirty-one years after Summa I – elements of the scientific community are inching closer to Q4P

# rough sketch chronology – 13.00

“Assuming that the standard model of cosmology is correct, the best current measurements indicate that dark energy [Q4P] contributes 68.3% of the total energy in the present-day observable universe.” [Wiki / Dark Energy / Oct 22, 2017]

# rough sketch chronology – 14.00

“Dark energy [Q4P] is the most accepted hypothesis to explain the observations since the 1990s indicating that the universe is expanding at an accelerating rate.” [Wiki Dark Energy / Oct 22, 2017]

# no Dark Energy [Q4P], then the Big Crunch [imploding universe] # sufficient Dark Energy [Q4P], then Expanding universe

Meaning, as well, that Potential [Q4P] is the prime determinant of the ultimate denouement of the universe; not gravity; not entropy; and most certainly not randomness

# rough sketch chronology – 15.00

At every stage/step of the unfolding Cosmic drama/order
– from Eternal Origins thru the present day (and onward) –
Q4P – the hitherto undiscerned dynamic –
is front & center, and, indeed, the driving dynamic.

Q4P is the metaphysical spinal column of the arc of the universe.

See / 40+ page inductive proof

See / initial and partial deductive buttress

* In 1929 (Berlin) Einstein incorrectly retracted his 1917 hypothesis; but the scientific community has upheld the original (1917) hypothesis.

personal note: Both of our families lived in Berlin in 1929, and both emigrated to the USA in the 1930s, Einstein in March 1933 (while lecturing in CA → Princeton, NJ), and Birnbaum in October 1938 (pre-Kristallnact, Berlin → Madison, WISC)

Q4P∞ = the Cosmic Instinct


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