The 2nd Law of Thermodynamics (not theory but Law) alone refutes idle speculation about self assembling and replicating and ever increasing complexity whether living or not.
Without WORK (energy) to offset increasing disorder you have eventual disorder (increasing entropy), disassembly, decay, in short, breakdown.
All of the Dawkins fans and Dawkins fellow travelers have to abrogate a proven Law of the Universe as step one.
Once you ignore a Law any speculation becomes possible however impossible said speculation is rendered by violating the second Law of Thermodynamics.
2nd Law of Thermodynamics : The entropy of an isolated system not in equilibrium will tend to increase over time, approaching a maximum value at equilibrium.
1) You have to have an ISOLATED SYSTEM... For all practical purposes a planet is not an "isolated system".
2) You have to have a system NOT in EQUILIBRIUM: A bowel of water & some chemicals (C, N, O, S, etc..) is stable to an outside observer.i.e. Throw some gun power into a bowel of water... What happens... So I'd read the research before being so dismissive & claiming that the 2nd Law is violated....