Only a tyro of biology would suggest that a microscopic bubble having some
of the properties of an inert semipermeable membrane, and some of the
elastic properties of proteins, was by itself, related to life. Whatever it
may be doing, it is nothing that soap bubbles cannot do. Soap bubbles
expand and contract, they bud and give rise to new daughter products, they
can by virtue of the ordered molecules in their membranes selectively
interact with other molecules, letting some pass and excluding others.
This is a whacked definition of what life is. Where is the whole genetic
mechanism required to replicate complex biochemical pathways and energetics
that can be scaled and directed to specific tasks involved in reproduction?