On a design-based view, it is not particularly surprising that the first life would be finely optimized to reduce copying errors.
I suppose someone could try to explain why the challenge is unfair or not relevant to the field. That would be very difficult to do.
Jon Perry may be a proponent of methodological naturalism, which constrains science to consider only natural causes, regardless of the scientific evidence.
As an undergraduate at UC San Diego, I attended a seminar taught by Stanley Miller, the famous chemist who put origin-of-life research on the map.
Consider what five prestigious origin-of-life thinkers say about the current status of origin-of-life research.