Many scientists and professors who are outside boutique origin-of- life circles have been led astray by researchers’ claims and the subsequent press.
How does life emerge from that which is not alive? This mystery exercises a peculiar fascination, with the power to elicit remarkable feats of imagination.
In a series of lectures and articles, organic chemist James Tour has exposed how research related to the origin of life (OOL) has been scandalously misrepresented to the public.
Tour is not one for mincing words: “The people who might disagree with me are biologists because they’ve never made anything.”
Most of us think of science as the enterprise of seeking truth by formulating hypotheses and testing them against the evidence. This is empirical science.