What scientists suspect is that after a billion years of random chemical reactions in the oceans, finally a molecule formed which could make copies of itself (much, much simpler than DNA).
If light can be in two places at once it seem natural it would pass that inherent trait on to matter.
The photon's tendencies to pop in and out of existence is the rudiments of reproduction.
Why do you think that light can be in two places at once? Nothing can be in two places at once. Something can have a probability of different locations, but that isn't the same as being in two places at once.
How do photons spontaneously appearing cause microbes to appear on Earth? What is the mechanism which takes one phenomenon and creates the other phenomenon from it?
Since light is on such a quantized scale, matter emulates its properties.
Please cite your source.
If light can't be in two places at once how can light be both a wave and a particle at the same time?
Well, if you'd bothered to actually check out the literature, you'd know that the conventional interpretation is that light has only one nature and it's our comparison to objects familiar to our daily lives which causes it to seem to have two natures.
I am just saying that matter takes on the properties of its parent (light).
Why do you say that light is the parent of matter? Why do you say that matter takes on its properties? Can you give a link to a legitimate physics source which says this?
Human parents their DNA come together to form one person who have the traits of both parents at once.
Therefore a parent is both in their own body and represented in the body of a sibling at the same time.
Regarding a comparison between light and life, the fact that two things are similar neither means that one caused the other nor that they both have this characteristic because of the same cause. It's good that you're curious, but (a) science isn't done this way, and (b) you can't do physics without actual physics knowledge.