Never one for too much respect for arcane terms, I nevertheless am in favor of JD Bernals simple term "Biopoesis" rather than "abiogenesis of dissipative structures." The former isnt a pompous mouthful, and the latter just takes way too much time to say.
Bernal got his chops from being a pioneer in X-ray crystal photography of life pattern crystals (proteins etc) > He gave Ros Franklin the tools with which to break the DNA code (for which Watson and Crick, mostly by outliving her, got a Nobel prize).
The work of Rasmussen and VEnter (separate teams in separate areas ) has provided us with closer and closer reconstruction on the Abiogenesis (day1 and ground zero).
Rasmussen has been working on the standard "bottoms up" model of building the "living state" molecule by using the phospholipid-to lipid bilayer-to formation of tRNA segments via ribozymal peptide linkage. All the feedstock input thats needed, besides a "chemical soup and energy" is a hyfraulic model that feeds water through the system at fairly high volumes while still retaining laminar flow. The best "neighborhood" for the formation by RAsmussens method is the clay deposits (bi-layers of phylosilicates) that occur around high energy suboceanic vents. "Smokers". Fancy that, weve got a planetary slow cooker thats been in existence for at least as long as the planets had water.
Venter's approach has been somewhat more "lazy man" as is his brilliant MO(I think that Venter is the true genius because of his "scientists are lazy" approach to problem solving). Hes had his guys take existing prokaryotic cells and has been REMOVING protein segments until the living state no longer exists.
However, for Creation purposes, I do like the bottom up method because it may be more prokaryote inclusive. ALthough we base our life model on a CArbon/Phosphorus base, RAsmussen has always spoken about transitional life forms that were CArbon-Arsenic, or CArbon-Silica, or Carbon Iron base. These living state models could have been merely transitional and ephemeral but could have developed the simplest tRNA molecule that would have remained stable in a "dissipative environment"
I follow up with Los Alamos on this periodically and the importance of hydraulics has been recently modeled using it as a force in the overall reactions. Noone still knows , although we get closer and closer and there are now predictions when either Rasmussen , or VEnter will unlock the key.