Above is a picture of three children in the 1950s. One of them is me, the other two are not.
Some recent work suggests it all happened at once in a sort of “chemical big bang.”
It’s a particularly crude example of how confirmation bias works — how else would you explain this story? — not only among lay people but among top researchers.
“How many other scientific disciplines have utterly failed to explain the salient phenomenon of the system they study?” I can think of one.
Did evolutionary scientists not understand these things already?