I have no objection to origin of life research, but then I have no objection to the search for the Lost Atlantis either. To the extent, however, that a quest seems primarily religious in character, the case for public funding must be constructed on public grounds. And that must begin with an examination of the faith under discussion.
1. Origin of life – the Genesis of a new religion?
2. Was origin of life ever mainly a science quest in the first place?
3. The sacred mysteries of the prebiotic soup
4. So should the established religion seeking the origin of life be disestablished? There is an alternative …