"Could RNA start life without the assistance of an intelligent designer?
You'd have to show how it couldn't. For that we'd need to know more about the origin of RNA. It seems though, that every time this is done for other questions, it has never been concluded that a designer is needed.
For the Biological research establishment to admit that, scientifically speaking, there is room in the origin of life for an intelligent designer, would require an admirable example of scientific self-criticism.
Not at all. All there would need to be is independent, objective evidence of a designer that we can then say may have played a role in designing life on Earth, and more than likely on other planets too.
You're just taking a wild guess at this or you know for sure that the entire world's scientist are commited to this methodology?
I would guess, at the very least, out spoken Christian scientist like Francis Collins, for example, aren't so commited to that methodology.
Also, are you proposing a design perspective that is composed of something other than physical materials? If so, you'll have a hard time separating intelligent design from religion and mythology. Which is why it has failed as a science.
Collins will not be commited to philosophical naturalism but I am pretty sure h is a methodological naturalist for his science work.
Yeah, I meant to distinguish the two. My point was only that he is a man of faith and a scientist who isn't fully commited to naturalism in all aspects. But yes, I'm sure he is a methodological naturalist for his science work because, frankly, there is simply no other way to do science.