As a correspondent quips, “I don’t know who Dave Farina is, but he’s kicked the wrong dog.” Indeed so.
“In this introductory episode, Dr. James Tour builds the foundation for this series, defining abiogenesis and describing the characteristics for life.”
If this accurately reflects the argument in the primary research paper, it provides a beautiful example of common descent as axiomatically true.
The conversation turns to the challenge and necessity of quickly evolving error-correction mechanisms in origin-of-life scenarios.
As a reader points out, the paper is the journal’s No. 1 most downloaded article, beating out several others in the Top 10 about Covid and related hot topics.