It is possible that given an entropic universe, life is inevitable.
An MIT professor, Jeremy England, has quantified the minimum amount of entropy entailed by self-replication. More broadly this physics may imply that entropy creates pockets of dissipation-driven adaptive organization. Self-replicating systems may result from the dissipation of energy in certain conditions. This may account for inanimate self-organized systems, abiogenesis, natural selection, and intelligence.
1. Follow research currently being conducted to see if the dissipation-driven adaptive organization theory is true.
2. If true, determine whether the scope of the theory is wide enough to support this proposal.
3. If true, model to determine the effects of dissipation-driven adaptive organization in the universe (i.e. does it cause or contribute to the accelerating expansion of the universe? Does it explain dark energy?)