Spontaneous natural processes always tend toward states of greater entropy, lower energy, or both.
A helpful formulation comes from podcaster Scott Adams, of “Dilbert” fame, who comments entertainingly on the political scene.
“Nothing in nature will ever simultaneously go to both low entropy and high energy at the same time.”
The metal element 42, molybdenum, is needed in the body in extremely small but vital amounts for enzymes to work properly.
Berlinski tempts Peter Robinson to ask him whether he still considers himself an agnostic.