If you “listen to the experts,” or anyway some of the experts, cells are “little bags of garbage” and Miller-Urey is a “true simulation of prebiotic chemistry.”
Just a few days ago, a former atheist endorsed Evolution News as the “best place” to read about topics relating to science, design, Darwinism, and faith.
A skeptic might ask, “Couldn’t a more technologically advanced civilization develop new sources of fuel that require less mass?”
The stability of atoms, stars, and people depends on finely tuned physical laws and constants in the local universe. But are they fixed throughout space and time?
That’s the “new path” I’d recommended, as a counter to the prevailing pessimism of our culture.