Origin of life: Did Darwinian evolution begin before life itself?
I believe this hypothesis was put forth by Dawkins in The Selfish Gene. Makes sense to me.
On Twitter where I originally found it someone actually did mention Dawkins in comments to this article!
@cjd So seems like Dawkins made a hypothesis, and it has been now demonstrated experimentally.
Yup, that was my interpretation of it too, pretty cool.