This annoys me because of this, this, this, and this, but most of all this.
Seriously. The Mandelbrot set is an organism, you idiots, and one which only grows in abstract mathematical spaces. IF LIFE CAN ARISE SPONTANEOUSLY IN ABSTRACT MATHEMATICAL SPACES, THEN BY DEFINITION LIFE CAN ARISE SPONTANEOUSLY IN ANY OTHER CONTEXT.
They're fucking RETARDED.
Update: a reader named Matthew and/or Meta sent me this, with the following: "If you have repeated reproduction and mutation, it seems you get genetic recombination and sex automatically as a mathematical emergent phenomenon."