Spontaneous protein folding "Without Evolution"

This is not directly related to abiogenesis as the headline claims, but is interesting because they discovered a new type of protein folding.

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Wait, I’m a layman, so I have to ask. What does that mean, without evolution? Wouldn’t the forming of new proteins be called an evolution?

They aren’t the product of biological evolution. You could call the advancement of smart phones over time a type of evolution if you want, but it is best to be specific about what we are talking about.

What it shows is that abiotic chemistry can produce complex 3-dimensional structures that resemble the folded proteins found in life.