Professor Hansma maintains that sets of integrated reactions could have been directed by natural selection to gradually evolve into an autonomous cell.
My interlocutor was Helen Hansma who pioneered the mica-sheet origin-of-life model.
As Yale’s David Gelernter has said of Darwinism, to challenge it is to “take your life in your hands.”
The piece is highly technical and mathematical, but the basic argument can be quickly summarized with only a marginal loss of technical accuracy.
The media narrative goes on, and the scientists, when they protest, direct their protests not so much at the media as at the skeptics and mavericks, such as Tour himself.