Tiktaalik discoverer Neil Shubin from the University of Chicago searches for genetic clues between fish fins and tetrapod toes.
Scientists have been trying for decades to get monomers to link up into biopolymers under “prebiotically plausible conditions.”
Science provides a clear expectation of what natural processes produce, and what we observe in the biopolymers of life is dramatically unexpected.
Or is it trickier than the scientists imagine, more akin to “hiding your tuna fish sandwich in a room full of cats”?
The origin of the first life required not merely design, but an ingenious designing intelligence far beyond that of our smartest origin-of-life researchers.