He would say: "I never knew that cells were significantly more complex than any manufacturing/distribution facility every constructed by man."
You missed something out, Joe.
"And yet even such apparently complex organisms are made of extremely simple chemicals that can be created with little more than the abundant gasses of the universe and lightning, the most easily achievable concentrated energy source it is possible for nature to get".
PS an analogue watch is far more complex than DNA. DNA just consitutes four bases and they can't even be connected except two ways.
Speaking of watches, complexities, and so on, someone I know just remembered that he owns one of these:
from back when it was first made in the 60s. Spin,off of the space program, but analog.
Why does an astronaut's watch need to be waterproof to 100m???
reminds me too of the Futurama episode when the ship is being dragged deep underwater:
Professor, what pressure can the hull withstand?
Well, since it's a spaceship, anywhere between 0 and 1.