The fundamental flaw in the conventional approach to understanding life is that we think we can fully understand the whole by looking at the individual parts.
This study raises the interesting question of the interplay between trained biases in ChatGPT and the ability to coax this AI to transcend those biases.
Dr. Tour also reviews survey data showing just how misinformed the public is about how far scientists have gotten in creating life in the lab.
Dr. Tour is highly skeptical that theorists have got it all figured out about how life arose on a barren early Earth through known material processes alone.
Assume for a moment that there was some way to produce simple organic molecules on the early Earth.