The 100,000 nucleotide was very generous on the side of evolution...
Can you cite an article since that refutes that claim?
The simplest known self replicating life form is Mycoplasma genitalium.
It has over 500,000 base pairs in its DNA.
Since you're devoted to adhering to experimental science, then you need to do either one of two things..,
1. Show how simple chemistry can create self replicating DNA 500,000 base pairs in length from scratch.
2. Show experimentally how any life form with simpler DNA could survive and self replicate.
Okay, it time for another round of NAME THAT LOGICAL FALLACY.