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The mechanism generates 20 times the force used by myosin, the motor in muscle.The article claims that proportional to its size, the motor is twice as powerful as an automotive engine.

It claimed the “remains of an enormous ‘platypus’ were found there.

See also the 03/20/2007 and 10/18/2001 entries for earlier research on capsid motors. Actually, only a small fraction are harmful; most cause no harm and some are beneficial. The Purdue team obviously didn’t act like “nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution.” They had no need of that hypothesis. “ Researchers find what drives one of nature’s powerful, nanoscale motors.” If design is what you observe, then design will lead to the right explanation, which may lie outside the capabilities of science.

Even viruses, which are not even alive by the definition of being able to reproduce independently, show incredible design. Some creationists speculate that they all had a beneficial function originally: keeping bacteria in check or delivering genetic instructions to animals encountering a new environment. First, they have to believe in miracles – that super-efficient, compact, powerful motors like this just appeared, arose or emerged (favorite Darwinian miracle-words) from nowhere. If miracles and apathy don’t motivate you to swallow the evolutionary line, then look at the mechanism from a design perspective and figure out what it’s there for. The E-word failed to materialize in the press release or any of the writeups on other sites. 12/30/2008 Dec 30, 2008 — China boasts the world’s largest known dinosaur graveyard, a report from China View claims. These include hadrosaurs, ceratopsians, ankylosaurs, and tyrannosaurids.

A research team uncovered the mechanism of a “powerful molecular motor” that crams the viral DNA tightly into the capsid with the help of five moving parts.

These are not real hands, of course; the captioned artist rendering whimsically shows five gp17 protein structures drawn to look like hands.