Hypothesis on the origin of physical existence
I presume that a specific purpose preceded all of creation and that every part of it was designed to facilitate the required process to fulfill this purpose. The order of definitions may have DNA, the programing structure of the most complex manifestations and the probable main carrier towards the ultimate purpose, conceptualized long before any minor or more mechanical portions of physical existence. In other words, the matter/energy concept of the universe alongside potentially higher layers of the universal structure, has been tailored around the DNA implementation. The process of change, adaptation and idealization by means of selective activation and deactivation of components on top of the intrinsic imperative of recombination by means of cyclic creation and destruction has been the corner stone of the overall conception. Without anchorage and proper isolation such tasks could not be engaged. Therefore limits had to be imposed to enable a multitude and permit variety to begin with.
As an analogy I would use the process of creating a computer program, for example. First there is the idea, a purpose which is to be accomplished. Then we chose the medium that can carry the result. Let's say we write a paint software, the idea is to produce an image. To have a container for this image we need to examine the nature of the data and how to make all required determinations such as size of the image, kind of color information per pixel, potential compression and so forth. Alone to even display the image, we would have to have nearly a perfect mirror of this structure in the computer's memory the entire time in order to instruct the video card properly so that it can interpret the data properly for display on a monitor. Bear with me, please! Once we are content with the structure and can rely on its proper functioning, we can proceed to create the program around it that will allow an artist to fill in this structure with his art. The interface that allows the editing of the image content does not evolve the data structure, but it permits near limitless variation within its assigned portion of the data. The quality of the images then is no longer tied to the structure of the image, but entirely depends on the artists filling it out. The more people work with it and learn to accept the limitations and deal with them creatively, the more expressive and original becomes the content they create within it.
Every now and then, however, it shows that certain functions could be optimized, certain limitations could be altered, an upgrade could become beneficial or even necessary to continue the increased awareness of the potential behind the original conception. But this is going a bit far now, hehehe...
Anyway, so my hypothesis is that DNA or the intention that found DNA as an appropriate medium for the fulfillment of the original purpose was there before anything else.
Needless to say that I'm just thinking out loud here.