The following brief YouTube video strikes me as an analogy for what the universe is actually doing (passing from a lower entropy state to a higher entropy state with lots of curious patterns appearing along the way).
See if you agree.
Loading the pendulum balls with energy and order (that is, raising them up into a precisely calibrated line) and releasing them to play out so fabulously is a striking example of what God did in the release of matter at the Big Bang (if you’re willing to entertain the idea that God exists).
If, of course, God does not exist, then the order and laws of physics governing the initial conditions of the Big Bang—and how they would play out—are the products of chance and without purpose: hydrogen atoms in a particular order, on their way to cooling and dissipating to an ultimate stillness, just happen to pass through the curious patterns of stars, planets—and us.
But whooda thunk it?
Maybe nobody did in advance.
Or maybe someone did.
What say you?