Entropy is not a question of a thing’s falling apart, but rather something else entirely’s coming together, this being contingent on the former. Decay is merely a symptom of a process that doesn’t otherwise manifest itself physically. Particles are simply excitations of fields. 

What is referred to as “nature” is likewise a symptom, a progression of forms, excitations, peaks and the then necessary troughs perturbing an otherwise straight line veering ever so slightly down towards a state of energetic unavailability. 

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