Here I will address another desperate attempt to avoid a cosmic beginning, this one by astrophysicist Paul Sutter.
Photosynthesis has been criticized as inefficient. Why? Because it is assumed to be the product of a mindless evolutionary process.
Brian Miller discusses the Levinthal paradox of the interactome, the long odds of blind processes assembling the first cell, and the challenge of cell death.
Physicist Eric Hedin talks about the challenge the second law of thermodynamics poses for naturalistic scenarios for the origin of the first living organism.
Consider: the best minds in science and engineering are trying to approach the capabilities of bacteria.