I see that many chemicals have natural dynamical interactions, which suggests that many polymers may have or develop dynamical interactions. Perhaps we may not even be able to tell when something is alive, partially alive, or not yet alive but merely dynamical. Consider the dynamical interaction of Ozone and Chlorofluorcarbons. Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image! This animation shows the destruction of an ozone molecule by a chlorine atom. UV radiation breaks a chlorine atom off a CFC molecule. The chlorine atom breaks an ozone molecule apart into an oxygen molecule (O2) and a chlorine monoxide molecule (ClO). A free oxygen atom bumps the chlorine atom out, forming an oxygen molecule. This leaves the chlorine atom free to attack and destroy another ozone molecule. (UCAR/COMET) https://scied.ucar.edu/learning-zone/atmosphere/ozone-layer# To me this reminds of a form of chemical dynamic self-duplication, albeit in extreme simplicity, but is that not where it starts? ....... with extreme simplicity ....... there is no irreducible complexity! According to Robert Hazen the bottleneck lies in the self-replication part,but that can start very simply as my example demonstrates.