You had to mention God, didn’t you? Yikes.

The key to understanding the baker analogy is the second half of evolution (selection) and the persistence of usefulness. The things that add a net useful contribution to place or offspring(baked good spinoffs) will persist while those that are net consumptive of resources go extinct.

It’s obvious, and always left out as the 3rd leg of species or matter persistence because we get so hung up on entropy that “balance" and energy frugality push out structural generosity in the temporal frame. Everyone wants ying-yang/black and white balance but random risk over time demands a storable net positive driving component (gravity?).

We slam particles together and generate myriad short lived particles and pat ourselves on the back, while the universe asks, “Yeah, but what have you done for me lately?”

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