Assume for a moment that there was some way to produce simple organic molecules on the early Earth.
The latest animated video from Long Story Short explains the complex requirements for energy harnessing in life.
Everyone knows that maintaining life requires energy, but most do not appreciate the intricate steps required to harness it.
“Life’s energy harnessing process is one big paradox. You need it before you can have it, and you can’t make it until you’ve already made it.”
As usual, evolution-talk is inversely proportional to the amount of detail presented about cellular workings.