No one — not even the most elite of origin-of-life scientists — has a clue how life could have arisen through blind natural forces on the early Earth.
I suspect this challenge will not be widely heeded. Studying these issues will lead researchers toward a conclusion they simply are not willing to accept.
Any progress toward life would be lost if a fully functional cell did not emerge within a reasonably short period of time.
“The analogy that comes to mind is a golfer, who having played a ball through an 18-hole course, assumed the ball could also play the course in his absence.”
Synthetic organic chemist James Tour, of Rice University, has shown the folly of NASA scientists and others in a number of videos.