Given its widespread popularity and acceptance you might not have realized that the so-called RNA World hypothesis suffers from some dramatic problems.
“Warm little ponds,” in Darwin’s quaint expression, are actually very hostile environments for generating nucleotides.
A common attempt to overcome the need for information in the first cell is to equate information to a reduction in entropy.
A “self-cleaving ribozyme,” Pistol has to redeem itself without shooting the RNA World in the foot.
Now it seems that limits to evolution have become an argument for evolution.