The folded protein motor

Mr response to:

The protein folding problem: a major conundrum of science: Ken Dill at TEDxSBU

By Ken Dill

I enjoyed this presentation. The process is so complex, it boggles my mind. What would be the RPM range for these protein pump motors? I note the required “pinch of incense” to Darwin in this talk, i.e. life has been around 3 billion years (12:05). A gas engine currently lasts, say 10 years or 250,000 miles, before a required overhaul and an electric motor, maybe a bit longer. Why assert, in this talk, that a protein motor system has operated 3 billion years? I’m aware of Ford motors, GM motors, and Cummins motors. What does Dr. Dill believe the appropriate brand name that belongs in front of the folded protein motor? It certainly had to be designed by someone with a name.

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