Life, by definition, creates order out of disorder. So do a lot of physical processes. (Think crystals, or the Giant's Causeway, or snowflakes, or a hurricane.) Perhaps. Nope. It could be nothing more than a few molecules. Even today we know of molecules that can self-replicate given the right conditions. And the offspring - another one of those molecules. Nope. A dog, for example, is more sophisticated than a molecule.