Also, why must we pick one scenario over another? Why not a combination of
say, random replicators, clay, and protenoids?
It is therefore possible that item 4 [information] may for
> some part describe more advanced features that did not appear until later
> the history of the origin of life. Their absence would not disqualify a
> protocell from being alive if the protocell didn't need them to live.
> Kevin L. O'Brien