Emergence, as a perceptual surprise, can’t explain the mind because emergence presupposes the mind.
More detail has come out on the fascinating role of water in cellular dynamics, touched on by Denton in his book, The Wonder of Water.
Today scientists marvel at the many associations among water chemistry, the environment, and life.
How is water the “universal solvent”? What is viscosity? How does water keep temperatures stable?
From the specific energy of visible light to the unique properties of water, this degree of improbability screams DESIGN.