At independent ID blog Telic Thoughts, chunkdz fills us in on the flaws in RNA world in “The Worst Theory” (September 24, 2012). It seems to have attracted what would have to be the worst insult among the origin-of-life set:
“The RNA world hypothesis] has been reduced by ritual abuse to something like a creationist mantra”
– Charles Kurland*
Actually, all origin of life theories are a form of creationism by definition, so relax already.
It’s hard to do origin of life relying on dumb chemicals to do the originating, but it’s been an interesting few decades imagining things.
* Charles Kurland is a Swedish evo bio honch.