I think a paramecium is a miracle, I think a spirochete is a miracle, and I think a bacteriophage is a miracle as well. Imagine that by the complex combination of atoms in compounds can somehow create organisms, no matter how simple, that are autonomous and can reproduce themselves. And to take it even further, a baby human ape is even more complex and look at the impressive things human apes have accomplished: We control our environments, we change them, we build massive structures, intricate means of verbal communication, very high intellect, and we have an understanding of the very nature of matter and can manipulate it.
Baby rats are miracles and wonders of nature as well, but I've never seen a baby rat grow up and build a cyclotron either.
@therookguyrocks: LoL, if you think it's that simple, I give you a lecture cylinder of hydrogen and one of oxygen, and you can go make me some water. I wonder how long it will take for you to blow yourself up?
Also water is a medium for life, but the structures and processes are very complex, and it is mindboggling to think as to how they could have developed.
Cellular respiration is a "simple" process that converts oxygen to water and drives cellular processes along the way; it's an electron well. Even that is quite complex. So it the Knoop fatty acid cycle, the Krebs cycle, neoglucogenesis, including the "malate shuttle," translation and transcription, the immune response, and just about every other biochemical process.
It's way more than the combustion products of inflammable gases.