When a seafaring molecule is suddenly ripped apart by a great force, such as that present in a bursting bubble, an opportunity develops for the newly exposed molecular fragments and ‘tails’ to rebuild and repair themselves. At such a moment of restructuring, a mutation may occur which may lead to more complex units forming and becoming life or providing a basis for life. Dr. Bernard Yurke theorizes that just such an occurrence may have initiated life on Earth.
Self assembly exists seemingly everywhere, from dust bunnies to molecules to solar systems. Life also seems to assemble itself just about anywhere conditions permit.