The media narrative goes on, and the scientists, when they protest, direct their protests not so much at the media as at the skeptics and mavericks, such as Tour himself.
We are nearing a half-century since Eigen wrote about this paradox, and it “still challenges theoretical biologists.”
Consider an analogy. Imagine you have gone to visit the circular pattern of great stones on the Salisbury Plain in England known as Stonehenge.
All simulations that purport to be breakthroughs in origins problems follow the same pattern.
Popular articles on origin-of-life research often portray the field as constantly advancing and quickly converging on a purely materialistic explanation for the first cell.