Originally Posted by srsdude
ignoring OP's call for no religious discussion
I would like to see them create a single living cell out of a bunch of molecules
Well artificial cells have been created before... I think it was a yeast cell using a minimal DNA genome that was edited/created. It was basically inserted into a cell that was made ready. I'm not sure on the details, but that would satisfy you're claim. A nonliving cell body was combined with a nonliving genome and then the cell was viable.
Also, considering it took millions/billions of years for viable cells to come about via this this type of proposed model... it could take some time to substantiate it. Patience.