Alexander Oparin’s 1924 prediction that origin-of-life research would be solved “very, very soon” hasn’t quite turned out right.
Something immaterial can’t have an effect on the material realm, presumably, so how would it be selected as advantageous by Darwinian natural selection?
Are there rumblings of discontent? Is it getting safer to question the claims of conventional neo-Darwinism?
“How close are we to understanding the origin of life?” a radio moderator asked atheist biologist Richard Dawkins.
Whales are held up as a model of what unguided evolution can do in a short time: in this case, just 8 million years, or perhaps even half that.