Brian Miller discusses the Levinthal paradox of the interactome, the long odds of blind processes assembling the first cell, and the challenge of cell death.
No one — not even the most elite of origin-of-life scientists — has a clue how life could have arisen through blind natural forces on the early Earth.
I have heard ID dismissed as “apologetics,” with the implication of proponents in search of evidence to support a conclusion to which they’re pre-committed.
Without all of the described investigator interventions, a system of replicating RNAs could never emerge or even sustain itself.
I suspect this challenge will not be widely heeded. Studying these issues will lead researchers toward a conclusion they simply are not willing to accept.