That would be stupid. The garbage would pile up in the house waiting and the life would start there.<quoted text>
Hey Dave, couldn't you just lay your materials and chemicals out on a flat warm rock and wait , Oh say, a couple of billion years for it to assemble and start up on it's own? or would that be stupid?.
These idiots don't realize the odds against such a thing happening. First you have to get that magic zap to overcome equilibrium of the material, then you have to have the new energy flow survive the very energetic field it occurred in AND survive long enough to reproduce or replicate the process on its own. It would initially have to be supported and maintained by its environment to keep that energy flow going. Be advised this initial occurrence was highly likely to be of very low power, so very sensitive to its environment, meaning it could get wiped out very easily. That is ONE original spark of life. An alternative is this happening on a large scale, many, many sparks occurring and one or some lucking out and able to maintain the new channeling of energy. This was done in a very energetic phase of earth's development. Sort of like throwing your little piezoelectric lights from your shoes into a lava flow and expecting it to come out OK.
Of course, these clowns will say, Oh, it could happen.
We all know what to say about that.