Essential building blocks of DNA — compounds called nucleobases — have been detected for the first time in a simulated environment . . .
See the story here. Presumably, one can create a simulation in which one may “detect” anything one wishes. Meanwhile, tucking the origins of life inside simulations of environments several light years away certainly serves a purpose (a baleful or sanguine purpose, depending on one’s point of view) if one wishes to insulate one’s conclusions from empirical testing and possible falsification.