For all practical purposes, today’s humans are orphans, seeking our roots via scraps and artifacts, many of unknown authenticity or significance.
In order to discuss origins of life in a science-based way, we must begin by acknowledging that intelligence is an inextricable part of the account.
It is depressing indeed if a major concern is, “What will the creationists say?”
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.”