An odd response
Fungi, Plants, Animals, Protists, and Bacteria. Different, and the same. Each grows to beget more of its kind.
I wonder, why?
Discount the facility of our own view as prurient. Discount our carnal sense and opinions steeped in anthropocentric bias. Love, passion, desire, lust. I cannot agree. To see how senseless, argue the same for any you choose, save you and me.
Perhaps we should recognize that butterflies replicate because they can. Better yet, think ribozymes when contemplating the ancient act of self-replication.
How wrong, you say, to think the answer may be found somewhere between the worlds of chemistry and physics.
I think it entirely correct to imagine that it may be found in an extension of first principles.
The recognition makes the beauty of nature even more unexpected.