Origin-of-life projects continue to head off in dozens of directions to nowhere.
“Solutions … dependent on ‘if pigs could fly’ hypothetical chemistry are unlikely to help.”
As they say in real estate, location, location, location.
Current research assumes that life’s origin must be a fully natural event, whether it occurs due to an as-yet-unknown law of nature or by chance.
Yes, RNA theorists admit, there are difficulties. The very same people who called RNA world “the molecular biologist’s dream” also called it “the prebiotic chemist’s nightmare.”