Alexander Oparin’s 1924 prediction that origin-of-life research would be solved “very, very soon” hasn’t quite turned out right.
The waves may be huge and the surface roiling, but the deeper waters continue as they always have, essentially undisturbed.
The measures being taken against the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic owe nothing to evolutionary theory.
A reader must ask if an RNA molecule could possibly govern chemical reactions, suppress free-riders, support co-operators, and act in its own self-interest.
Oparin is back. Some origin-of-life researchers are using his coacervate theory without giving him credit or realizing they are retreading dead-end ideas.