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.
Synthetic organic chemist James Tour, of Rice University, has shown the folly of NASA scientists and others in a number of videos.
The conversation turns to the challenge and necessity of quickly evolving error-correction mechanisms in origin-of-life scenarios.
If computer scientists build systems like that, and life at the DNA level also incorporates them, for the very same reasons, that’s rather suggestive.
These two have met in the past and they have a great rapport. The event is free. If you miss the live webinar you can also watch here later.