Membrane repair would have been necessary for the existence of the first cell. By what miracles did it arise?
Any progress toward life would be lost if a fully functional cell did not emerge within a reasonably short period of time.
Certainly, in a context of global anxiety, this is a subject that needs to be approached with sensitivity and humility.
This is the refrain of the book: “It is all or death!” “All or nothing!” Half-solutions are no solutions at all.
Right now, within your bodies this little engine is cranking away. Without this machine, oxygen-dependent life could not exist.