What about reports of a radiotrophic fungus near the Chernobyl nuclear accident that can feed off radiation?
This isn’t the sort of hurdle that mindless natural processes can overcome, but it is precisely the sort of problem that a designing mind could solve.
The origin of the first life required not merely design, but an ingenious designing intelligence far beyond that of our smartest origin-of-life researchers.
Rob Stadler notes that the simplest existing single-celled organisms are far too sophisticated to have emerged through a blind process of prebiotic evolution.
Some recent work suggests it all happened at once in a sort of “chemical big bang.”