There is a scene in the movie Terminator 2, where the next generation terminator – who had morphed himself into a cop – is frozen solid after a tanker truck filled with liquid nitrogen spills its load all over him. As a result, he breaks up and disintegrates into a thousand little pieces. But – through some miraculous technology – the little frozen pieces thaw out quickly and, like liquid mercury, roll together back into a cohesive mass and eventually reconstitute the deadly cop/terminator who continues the pursuit of Terminator 1 and his young protégé.
What I want to take from the above episode is the fact that something that was destroyed – either willfully or by accident – is able to reconstitute itself; that it has this inherent ability.
So – taking this recovery model into an analogy – what if the origin of the cosmos was also a calamity (the “Big Bang” scenario), in which something was destroyed that has the ability recover, and which is now trying to reconstitute itself. This scenario would offer the picture that within each particle in the universe resides the capacity to assemble itself back into ever increasing levels of organizational complexity so that it can become whole again and regain control of its being. In this process, it is able to morph into whatever shape it has access to given its current environment in order to regain its desired integrity. This would account for all the creativity, drive and determination that Evolution continues to demonstrate.
Pure speculation, I’m sure.