I have suspected that life is really "just" negative entropy (negentropy, syntropy). The Theory of Evolution is supported by the Second Law of Thermodynamics, but apparently the Theory might even be derivable directly from the Law!
"...the process of natural selection responsible for such local increase in order may be mathematically derived from the expression of the second law equation for non-equilibrium connected open systems, arguably making the Theory of Evolution itself an expression of the Second Law."
If this claim were true, it would effectively draw a complete line of reduction of all life down to physical processes.
However, it does not look like the hypothesis is actually proven. Does anyone have any other info?