As is my wont, I browsed the scientific magazines last weekend, and for the first time bought two. This was because both had cover stories on abiogenesis - how the first living cell emerged from inanimate matter.
"It was barely more than a few genetic molecules packaged up in some kind of a sac,"
claims New Scientist, 16th June 2018, page 31. They give seven possible types of location on Earth where this could have taken place; but in the pros and cons section of the article, in every case the cons are either:
"too salty for membranes;"
"too wet for large biomolecules;"
"unclear how metabolism could have got started;"
"implies a metabolism unlike anything on Earth today."
In other words no scientific observation has shown anywhere on Earth that makes the miracle likely, or even possible!
On the other hand, Scientific American, June 2018, page 63, carries diagrams showing how nucleotides supposedly formed into RNA strands that were then surrounded by a lipid membrane and then became increasingly complex. Well, I can give a diagram showing how I erected a vertical, matchstick tower on my table with the use of no adhesives or supporting structures (see below); but you know it is impossible, so I couldn't have done!