Then there was this opinion column in the Ottawa Citizen:
Back to the Beginning
That one really made me laugh. The author, David Warren, spends most of the column describing a typical antievolution version of the history of evolutionary theory: Darwin was a story-teller, evolution isn't science, it's atheistic, etc. etc. When he finally gets to the BioEssays paper that inspired his diatribe, he's got only a few hundred words left, and his discussion of it is brief. He relished the refutation of the "primordial soup" concept, but he seemed oddly sympathetic to their alternative theory (origin of life at hydrothermal vents):
I wish this hypothesis well, if only because it has long seemed to me, from observing the way nature works, that the seeds of biological life will be found in the earth's interior, rather than on its surface. God would more likely work that way: out of a womb, as it were.I don't think that even requires comment, except that he makes me feel very normal. So thanks for that!