Unfortunately, Pinker’s overweening faith in science as a reliable path to the truth has its own problems.
All simulations that purport to be breakthroughs in origins problems follow the same pattern.
The driving tendencies in nature on the early Earth would have been analogous to seismic tremors rearranging the books in the library.
Enough anomalies can wreck a paradigm.
Ian O’Neill discusses origin-of-life research, and bizarrely restricts the explanations to “fluke” or “physics.”