People have achieved injecting desired genetic code into bacteria. This is a big thing of course but it is far from creating life purely out of chemicals. Assuming 'life' to be the ability to interact with the environment for benefit and to reproduce, is it possible, at least theoretically, to assemble the necessary 'life chemicals' and create a living cell? And if it is possible, what would it speak about things like intelligence and self-awareness? Just trying to know your opinions.