When Farina addressed the science, he rifled through a long series of technical articles, but greatly exaggerated their relevance.
Dr. Tour also reviews survey data showing just how misinformed the public is about how far scientists have gotten in creating life in the lab.
Professor Dave’s inability to provide the chemistry to back up his claims calls to mind the famous Wendy’s ad from the 1980s.
I was struck by how quickly Farina was dominated and deflated as soon as he had run out of script and had to speak on his own two feet.
Jon Perry may be a proponent of methodological naturalism, which constrains science to consider only natural causes, regardless of the scientific evidence.