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.
Note that this is not an argument based on, “We don’t know what can write computer code, therefore God did it.”
The seems to be something very unnatural about an advanced civilization arising from the dust of a barren planet.
Dr. Sewell is fully aware of the standard objections to the classical version of the second law argument, but his thesis is not the classic unsophisticated version of the argument.