Yes, it tastes like real science, but it has zero calories and cannot sustain life.
[From a colleague:] Why are scientists admitting that current origin of life chemistry is vexing or even dead? Why else does it need “new life breathed into it”?
“One of the most vexing questions facing biologists is how life on Earth first emerged. Now, research on a methane-producing microbe has led to a novel theory that could breathe new life into the field and help two opposing theories find common ground.”
What are the other vexing questions facing biologists that we are led to believe have already been solved? How about the origin of the information in the first cell? How about the origin of molecular machines? What about Haldane’s dilemma?
For an up-to-date summary of the “evidence free” science behind the belief that life arose spontaneously, check out the following:
You need to do better than fairy tales to call it science.