latest naturalistic idea on for t he origin of life is that the
chemicals in the primordial soup evolved into living systems by way
of a form of natural selection. The idea is bases on observations
that certain combinations of molecules are better able to avoid
destruction when they are joined than they would alone.
The model starts with the fact molecules
floating around in a primordial soup would be been continually
destroyed by ultraviolet radiation, heat and other processes.
However the combination into larger compounds of certain pairs of
molecules sometimes protect each other. Molecules that combine this
way supposedly gain properties allow them to survive longer and
proliferate, over mote more easily destroyed molecules. An example of this is a compound of glutamic
acid and two glycine molecules which by themselves are destroyed by
ultraviolet radiation but no when combined in this compound.
As interesting as this is it fails to solve the
basic problem of actually getting all the peaces together into a
functioning living cell. The simple fact is that even getting this
naturalistic origin of life is a thermodynamic impossibility.
The relationship between order and entropy simply dose not make it
possible. Now this is not based on the second law of
thermodynamics, but a more general principle on how
the application energy to a system affect the systems entropy.
This principle of
entropy and applied energy requires that to increase
the degree of order of a system to a higher degree of order the energy
has to be applied to the system with at least the same degree of
order as the target degree of order. When this principle is applied
to the origin of life no naturalistic process can do the job showing
that any type
abiogenesis is a thermodynamic impossibility. The point is that
you can produce all the ultraviolet radiation molecules you want but they will never produce life not now not 3 billion years ago.