The sneaky snake, of course, knew that there was a big fat worn inside the apple when he pointed with his venomous tongue to the big apple hanging way up in the tree, and whispered to Adam, that one, yes that big one up there, that's the one you want. Or was it Eve who plucked the apple? Eve or Adam, doesn't matter now. Yes, this one, said the sneaky snake, knowing all along that inside that big apple there was a big fat worm. A worm that wiggled like a snake. A worm imitating the snake inside the apple. A self-reflexive snake in the shape of a worm inside the apple. A worm symbol of the snake.
That's how it all started, with the snake, the apple, and the worm inside the apple. And Adam & Eve, those two jerks, swallowed the worm when they ate the apple. Or rather, Adam & Eve swallowed the symbolic snake when they ate the apple. And that's why everything is so fucked up for us now.