Dr. Tour explains to host Eric Metaxas why the origin-of-life community is further than ever from solving the mystery of life’s origin.
The book under review is a splendid and uniquely well-informed contribution to the debate about what is by all indices a theory in possibly terminal crisis.
It was undoubtedly a tremendous philosophical coup for Darwin whose knowledge of formal philosophy was limited.
In the 19th century, it was widely believed that the spontaneous generation of life from non-life was common and unremarkable.
Louis Pasteur showed that what appeared to be life springing forth from nonliving matter was actually life emerging from exceedingly small living organisms.