Most people do not apply the same critical thinking skills and healthy skepticism to scientific publications that they do to political, historical and religious claims. This naive faith in peer-reviewed, scientific publications may be a mistake.
Many people never think of applying their critical thinking skills when it comes to scientific claims. Unfortunately, 21st century science has become a mix of good science, bad science, creative story-telling, science fiction, scientism (atheism dressed up as science), citation-bias, huge media announcements followed by quiet retractions, massaging the data, exaggeration for funding purposes, and outright fraud. It is therefore important to distinguish between good science and rubbish dressed up as science.
The probability of the origin of life arising by chance is so small, we should not expect it to occur anywhere in the universe before the last star burns out. Here is a way of estimating that probability.
When science runs out of any plausible natural explanation, it has its own ‘god-of-the-gaps’ that it invokes to fill the empty space … a infinite or near-infinite number of universes it calls the multiverse.