The serendipity is deafening.
“Remove the sun,” wrote Isaac Asimov, “and the human brain would not have developed.”
The driving tendencies in nature on the early Earth would have been analogous to seismic tremors rearranging the books in the library.
Aristotelian teleology is, as Joseph Carter points out, manifested by order in nature. More precisely, teleology is consistency: natural processes tend to consistent ends.
A common attempt to overcome the need for information in the first cell is to equate information to a reduction in entropy.