Round 1 was at Inference Review: A Sizzling Exchange On The Origin Of Life
Miller now responds:
England rightly states that the fluctuation theorems allow for the possibility that some mechanism could drive matter to both lower entropy and higher energy (higher free energy), thus potentially solving the problem of the origin of life, at least in theory. In contrast, I addressed the likelihood that, given the practical constraints, realistic natural processes on the early earth could generate a minimally complex cell. In that context, England indirectly affirmed the main points of my argument and thus reinforced the conclusion that an undirected origin of life might be possible in principle, but it is completely implausible in practice.Brian Miller, “On the Origin of Life, Here Is My Response to Jeremy England” at Evolution News and Science Today
Origin of life is more fun when it is a genuine discussion rather than a speculation based on a chance finding.
See also: The Science Fictions series at your fingertips – origin of life What we do and don’t know about the origin of life.