...Origin-of-life researchers cannot identify any location on primordial Earth suitable for production of prebiotic molecules. Those studying the problems cannot explain how the uniform “handedness” (homochirality) of amino acids, nucleotides, and sugars could emerge in any so-called prebiotic soup.
Data from the geological, geochemical, and fossil records all place impossible constraints on naturalistic scenarios. Life arose rapidly and early in Earth’s history - as soon as Earth could possibly support it. Origin-of-life researchers recognize that life had no more than tens of millions of years to emerge. Life also appeared under amazingly harsh conditions – conditions that would not allow life to survive, let alone originate.
Earth’s first life was complex chemically… Consistent with this, investigators have discovered that life in its most minimal form requires an astonishing number of proteins that must be spatially and temporally organized within the cell.
History seems to be repeating itself. Just as the first Darwinists gave up on the earliest versions of abiogenesis, so scientists today are abandoning long-cherished pillars of the naturalistic origin-of-life paradigm. Many now speculate that life may have originated somewhere other than on Earth.