The secret is to restrict one’s explanations for life to unguided natural events. Once that decision has been made, everything else flows deductively from it.
Any evolving system of RNAs would quickly include almost exclusively RNAs that performed no biologically useful actions.
The piece is highly technical and mathematical, but the basic argument can be quickly summarized with only a marginal loss of technical accuracy.
It’s an uninhabited, inhospitable place where hopes die for life by chance.
In a series of lectures and articles, organic chemist James Tour has exposed how research related to the origin of life (OOL) has been scandalously misrepresented to the public.