When it comes to building at the nanoscale, DNA is the construction material of choice. That may seem a little strange. After all, DNA is nature’s hard drive, encoding the software of life.
But the macromolecule turns out to be a very hardy and versatile building material, perfectly suited to building complex structures with dimensions measured in nanometers-what is known as “DNA origami.”
Biology has settled on the DNA double helix as the default configuration, but there are many more possibilities. Rearrange the base pairs or insert other molecules, and DNA can twist into just about any shape you could wish for. More.
“Biology has settled on DNA?” After due consideration, at a series of committee meetings?
When people simply can’t avoid the language of design, we must assume either that the items they are describing are designed or that our brains are shaped for fitness, not for truth, and we’ll never know what is going on.
See also: New ID book from HarperCollins: Undeniable: How Biology Confirms Our Intuition That Life Is Designed (July 12) by Douglas Axe
New book on ID controversy from Routledge Publisher: A balanced and deep analysis of a controversial debate, this volume argues that beliefs about the purposiveness or non-purposiveness of nature should not be based merely on science.
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