Synthetic organic chemist James Tour, of Rice University, has shown the folly of NASA scientists and others in a number of videos.
“Dr. Tour teaches the concepts of enantiomers and chirality, exposing challenges in the prebiotic synthesis and resolution of the molecules needed for life.”
As a correspondent quips, “I don’t know who Dave Farina is, but he’s kicked the wrong dog.” Indeed so.
“Goundwork is still being laid, as Dr. Tour explains the early Earth primordial soup concept and enlightens the listener on the layperson’s understanding.”
“In this introductory episode, Dr. James Tour builds the foundation for this series, defining abiogenesis and describing the characteristics for life.”