> This article was originally published in our “Dark Matter” issue in August, 2015.
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One particular publication appears to give substance to the posted article. However to a cursory read, it does not address what would seem to me to be a blatantly obvious problem with the "toaster oven" experimental setup: contamination! If you are looking for the formation of RNA, how in the world can you be sure that the RNA you find didn't wander in on a dust mote? The present world is saturated with biochemicals, and I don't see how any open substrate can avoid be contaminated by them.