The core of QO consists of the QO concepts which apply to all domains, and are therefore discussed separately. The core is what makes QO such a productive theory.
The initial quantum
QO starts with a simple conviction: the conviction that the initial state of the universe must be very, very simple. After all, if the universe has not always existed, it must have an initial state, and that initial state must have occurred spontaneously, which can be credible only if the transition from absolute nothingness to that initial state is simple.