It isn't about "hope". There is no specific goal to hope for. If science discovers one or more pathways to abiogenesis, that will be satisfying but it is not a goal. Science will keep going. Take evolution for example: It has been tested and confirmed six ways from Sunday but we still keep studying it. Gravity is defensible. Boiling water with heat is defensible. Evolution is defensible. Abiogenesis is defensible. No slope, no slip. Do you have a point? I said, "Give us a chance to collect the evidence before you proclaim things impossible." How is "wait until you have gathered the evidence" an alternative? That is the scientific process: Try one approach and if it doesn't work, try another. There is no escape hatch that allows you to quit when you have "the answer". The only way to "bastardize" science is to decide a priori that a path like abiogenesis is impossible and therefore need not be explored.