Dawkins invokes the beautiful order evident in the murmuration of bird flocks as evidence that complexity can evolve from simple algorithmic rules.
In the 1970s, biochemist Sidney Fox and colleagues believed they had uncovered primitive cell membrane-like structures called protenoid microspheres.
Membrane repair would have been necessary for the existence of the first cell. By what miracles did it arise?
Any progress toward life would be lost if a fully functional cell did not emerge within a reasonably short period of time.
Certainly, in a context of global anxiety, this is a subject that needs to be approached with sensitivity and humility.