“With all our advanced technology, we are not close to producing human-engineered self-replicating machines.”
It’s true that sometimes it can be hard to tell that serious problems remain unsolved until you drill down into the scientific details.
These popular origin-of-life videos subordinate science to ideology. Accurate science clearly contradicts their teaching.
As an undergraduate at UC San Diego, I attended a seminar taught by Stanley Miller, the famous chemist who put origin-of-life research on the map.
You might think that such severe impediments to prebiotic RNA formation would be enough to discourage fanciful proposals of RNA replication.