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Leaving the goal of the hypothesis undefined is not exactly practical. How can you find a pathway to X by leaving X undefined?
Yeah.. The problem with this line of thinking is that it assumes that life is nothing more than the sum of its parts. That's borderline composition fallacy.
Well, there's already evidence for it. It's just a shift in perspective while still supporting the evidence we already have. It's basically a theory of everything where a bunch of things suddenly fall into place that were huge problems before. I wouldn't know how to test it, but maybe there can be some mathematical proofs.
For what exactly? For how life started? I have no reason to support a single perspective because none of them have enough evidence and thus are unsatisfying.
Theoretically abiogenesis is not impossible. From a practical standpoint, I think it's highly improbable.
What do you mean see it happen? People would make it happen.
The assumption - for the sake of discussion - was that the bacterial cell is the result of an evolutionary process.