Over in the comments section at BioLogos, Bilbo summarizes my position:
He begins with the hypothesis that the first cells were designed to make evolving (by neo-Darwinian processes) in a certain direction more likely.
And someone then asks: What does he think happened before life was cellular, then?
Given the paucity of solid information, I’m not quite sure what to think. However, there are really only two options: the planet was seeded with life or the planet spawned life. Both explanations are supported by circumstantial evidence.
For example, the spawning perspective is supported by the conceptual links between DNA and proteins, pointing toward a biology-friendly logic inherent in the laws of nature. Yet the seeding perspective is supported by the various core, universal features of life, pointing toward the most extreme founder effect known in earth’s history.
I focus primarily on the history subsequent to the introduction or emergence of life, as this is where most of the information is. As such, it is becoming more clear that there is a logic to evolution. I explore another glimmer of this logic here.