There are sound counterarguments to the plethora of schemes that OOL researchers devise in trying to account for how life could have emerged abiotically.
Farina finally did write something on the blackboard: “Not Clueless.” This, needless to say, did not answer Tour’s request for a scientific explanation.
Professor Dave’s attacks undercut his credibility as a spokesman for his own view. If he had the truth on his side, there’s no reason he would behave this way.
When Farina addressed the science, he rifled through a long series of technical articles, but greatly exaggerated their relevance.
Professor Dave’s inability to provide the chemistry to back up his claims calls to mind the famous Wendy’s ad from the 1980s.