John on November 18, 2005 at 3:25 pm
Amazing story about the use of supercomputers to model a complete cell organelle called the Ribosome. The Ribosome is the organelle within cells which turns RNA into proteins. It consists of 2.6 billion atoms. What I found interesting was this statement by one of the researchers:
The ribosome is, in fact, a nano-scale computer and is very much analogous to the ‘CPU’ of the cell
The article goes on to mention that this “CPU” appears to be extremely ancient as it is found with nearly identical parts in every type of life on the planet.
Someone call Dr. Behe.
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