Zinc saidGiven thermodynamics, why does matter form life at all?
Some might argue that matter cannot spawn life spontaneously - that there must be some pre-existing intelligence to start it off.
But that's a whooole other 'nother can of worms. ;)
Life has been proven to be able to start where there are no organic molecules necessary for life. Take for example, the Urey-Miller experiment. In Urey and Miller's experiment, inorganic matter was placed into a environment very similar to that of the primitive Earth and oceans; vastly fluctuating temperatures, intense radiation, and intense electricity. After several days of inorganic matter cycling through these conditions, organic molecules were synthesized as a result - organic molecules necessary for life. Thus proving that life may spontaneously spawn given the right circumstances. The only catch is that it took about a billion years for this to happen!
Here's a vague idea of what their experiment consisted of: