â€œChacham, Ma hooâ€“oâ€“mer?â€
The Wise Son, (of Haggadah fame)
What does he ask?
(and he asks this with the right intentions â€“ and respectful voice inflections, of course, or he isâ€¦… â€˜red meatâ€™)
Where did it all come from? (question of 5 yearâ€“old)
Why is there anything at all? (5 year-old in Private School kindergarten…future Talmud scholar)
What are the origins of the cosmos? (Cosmogony)
What triggered the â€œBig Bangâ€? (Physics question)
What drives the cosmos? (Cosmology)
If there is a God, what are the origins of god? (Theogony)
If there is a classic God, why is there gross Evil? (Theodicy)
Why is there â€œREALITYâ€ at all?
(enlightened college student)
[similar to question above of 5 year-old in private kindergarten]
Is there REALITY at all?
(college student taking too many philosophy courses)
What is â€œCONSCIOUSNESSâ€?
(putative best-selling biology writer)
What is the purpose of man?
(â€œPurpose of Manâ€ question)
What is the purpose of the cosmos?
If DARWIN was right,
Wherefore, for instance, the extraordinary intricacies of 9 month fetal development â€“ in the greater context of interdependent life? (Darwinian Theory challenge)
If mainstream (linear) INTELLIGENT DESIGN is right, who or what â€“ is the DESIGNER? â€“ and who designed the DESIGNER?
(classic conundrum faced by classical Intelligent Design proponents…very imminently to be answered)
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To the Reader: As promised, this Summa Metaphysica SERIES will present an original â€“ and presumably compelling â€“ approach, answer and solution. Relax, sip a low calorie drink, and enjoy the ride… As prior, we do value your time, and fully intend to â€œdeliver the goodsâ€. Note that while there is some â€˜fancy footworkâ€™ along the way, the core theme, which you are aware of, remains intact â€“ and flows through the core of the work throughout. So, follow the flow of the book. Donâ€™t get stuck on any one sentence or paragraph or page.
If ~stuck on a sentence, re-read it once, perhaps, then roll forward regardless. No one sentence or paragraph makes-or-breaks Book #2. The concepts are all attaching to the core â€˜spinal columnâ€™ of POTENTIAL…….Extraordinariation. Your subconscious will connect-the-various dots. Matters will crystallize further.
Then, as appropriate, consider looping-around for a second run at the entire book. It should have a different texture in subsequent run-throughs. We are endeavoring to â€œget-our-arms aroundâ€ the Cosmic Code, and, indeed, around the INFINITE. If this were so simple, it would have been done previously.
At this point, I am going to rapidly introduce the first series of hypothesized â€œCosmic Toolsâ€. Each is actually inter-related with the others. Note that the explanations for each are perhaps less intimidating than the individual â€˜tool namesâ€™.
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