Summa Metaphysica’s â€œString Theoryâ€1, 2, 3,
The Infinitude-Divine atâ€“theâ€“endâ€“ofâ€“theâ€“rainbow…..
draws a string from the precursor milieu to Creation…….through Creation (at the dawn of time)â€¦ through the eonsâ€¦ to Itself – showing the line of optimal Potential
SECULARISTS can call this proposed dynamic –
Infinite Consciousness and Givingness and Will
(no intervention; no Godhead)
The RELIGIOUS will call the Divine, the God of Abraham
KABBALISTS can readily embrace this proposal
HASSIDIC purists can savor the Bal Shem Tovâ€™s prescience
SPIRITUALISTS can ride somewhere in the middle
BUDDHISTS can call this Divineâ€¦
Ultimate Perfection and Harmony
PHYSICISTS can put down their electron microscopes for a few minutesâ€¦..and savor the non-quantifiable wonders of the cosmic order
DARWINISTS can be reconciled that they were partially correct…as evolution is clearly an important part of the process
The â€˜INTELLIGENT DESIGNâ€™ camp can readily adopt this (Summa Metaphysica) thesis as core doctrine. It has the not inconsiderable advantage of being more precisely â€˜on-the-moneyâ€™ and fully compatible with the general thrust of their approach, although the avant garde â€˜identityâ€™ of the Intelligent Designer may take some time getting-used-to.
——————- NOTES by KHALIL ——————-
1 Summa Metaphysica’s “String Theory”: With this the author makes clear that cosmic evolution is not defined solely by a startâ€“point and an endâ€“point. There is something connecting these points, which is with us todayâ€” a “road” connecting origin to destination.
2 Summa Metaphysica’s “String Theory”â€” 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, Jacobâ€” whose life was particularly difficult and arduous,â€” would bless Joseph in the name of God â€œwho was my shepherd from my inception until this dayâ€ (Genesis 48:15).
3 Summa Metaphysica’s “String Theory”â€” 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 authorâ€™s string theory model, in contradistinction to Darwinâ€™s model, and in one of Birnbaumâ€™s crucial pivots, asserts that evolution is, indeed, most definitely goal-directed, as well.
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