They could just as well say that whatever created horses created unicorns, too.
“[U]nder certain conditions, matter inexorably acquires the key physical attribute associated with life.” Oh, really, does it?
England’s research is focused on the wrong question. Origin-of-life theories are not helped by identifying processes that efficiently dissipate energy.
Fine-tuning of the universe is so unpleasant a subject for materialists that it cannot really become a controversy.