‘Even on Earth the origin of life is a stubbornly enduring mystery. “How can a collection of chemicals form themselves into a living thing without any interference from outside?” asks Paul Davies, a physicist and writer. “On the face of it, life is an exceedingly unlikely event,” he argues. “There is no known principle of matter that says it has to organize itself into life. I’m very happy to believe in my head that we live in a biofriendly universe, because in my heart I find that very congenial. But we have not yet discovered the Life Principle.”’
Joel Achenbach, Life Beyond Earth, National Geographic, January 2000, p. 45.
Perhaps Professor Davies and colleagues are not looking in the right place for the real 'Life Principle' (see John 14:6).