According to the Ancient Egyptian Mythology, every nightfall the Sun-God Ra travels across the sky in his boat to face Apep — the giant serpent, the entropy that insists on the idea that the universe must succumb to Darkness, its natural state by right.
We all have that crazy family member with bold political opinions, but the snake reiterates the rationality of its position: Apep argues that the fact that there is something rather than nothing is the result of some grotesque accident, a disturbance in the balance of emptiness that must be remedied at all costs. Normality must be restored as this coding error entails a terrible consequence: a brand-new shiny thing called "Suffering". If existence is a prolonged stumbling on the sidewalk, an unnecessary and equally prolonged face stamping on the concrete will always follow. The snake - out of compassion - feels obliged to warn that there is no dignity in being stuck in a loop of traumatic brain injury after traumatic brain injury.
Ra disagrees, and after a heated word exchange, they fight.
Every night Apep almost devours Ra but he always manages to find a way out, repeating the battle the next night. And the next night. The duel keeps occurring on both cosmic and atomic levels. Within the identities and in each cell of each single biological organisms. Within institutions, words or ideas. At any scale, there's always a new vast sea of Ras and Apeps dancing the violent dance called life.
However, every single night each one of these clashes is slightly different. If existence is materialized imperfection (compared to the perfection of not being) all of its constituents will have the same elemental defect: organizing processes emerge and give rise to a configuration of matter that could replicate itself after each battle. Since no copying process is perfect, errors will crop up and accumulate over the generations. Invariably these mutations will be enough for the Entropy Serpent to find a breach, devour the last Sun, extinguish the last flame of the last remaining Ra and retrieve the absolute zero temperature to its domain.