Quoted in the article to which News refers below:
The origin of life is one of the hardest problems in all of science…Origin of Life research has evolved into a lively, interdisciplinary field, but other scientists often view it with skepticism and even derision. This attitude is understandable and, in a sense, perhaps justified, given the “dirty” rarely mentioned secret: Despite many interesting results to its credit, when judged by the straightforward criterion of reaching (or even approaching) the ultimate goal, the origin of life field is a failure – we still do not have even a plausible coherent model, let alone a validated scenario, for the emergence of life on Earth. Certainly, this is due not to a lack of experimental and theoretical effort, but to the extraordinary intrinsic difficulty and complexity of the problem. A succession of exceedingly unlikely steps is essential for the origin of life…these make the final outcome seem almost like a miracle.
Dr. Eugene Koonin, a highly respected microbiologist and veteran researcher in the OOL field, from his 2011 book, The Logic of Chance: The Nature and Origin of Biological Evolution
And how does Dr. Koonin get his miracle:
The Many Worlds in One version of the cosmological model of eternal inflation might suggest a way out of the origin of life conundrum because, in an infinite multiverse with a finite number of macroscopic histories (each repeated an infinite number of times), the emergence of even highly complex systems by chance is not just possible, but inevitable.
Notice that when Dr. Koonin resorts to Many Worlds (or “multiverse” if you prefer) theory he is not doing science if by science one means proposing a theory that is “falsifiable.”
“Falsifiable” does not mean “false.” It means that in principle it is possible to perform an empirical test to determine whether it is false.
The universe we have is, by definition, the only universe we can test empirically. Therefore, there is no empirical test that can be performed to determine whether another universe exists. Therefore, positing many universes does not qualify as science if one uses the “falsification” criterion as the dividing line between science and metaphysics.
Conclusion: The origin of life is a miracle. Theists attribute the miracle to God. Materialists do not rebut the “God claim” by resorting to calm dispassionate reason. Instead, they either wallow around in absurd materialist OOL theories, each more wildly implausible than the last, or they resort to an absurd ad hoc metaphysical solution. The former is failed science; the latter is failed metaphysics.