As an undergraduate at UC San Diego, I attended a seminar taught by Stanley Miller, the famous chemist who put origin-of-life research on the map.
As a schoolboy I remember being told that the surest way of finding out if any given English proposition made sense or not was to try to translate it into Latin, French, or German.
DNA is already known to be an ideal storage medium. Why not use cells to do the hard work?
Douglas Ell’s concept is a dialogue between Doubt and Reason, who sass each other merrily.
And just think, it all arose by chance, blind, mindless processes alone, didn’t it?