Robot: a machine—especially one programmable by a computer—capable of carrying out a complex series of actions automatically.
I want to put things in perspective, regarding how amazing our body is on the microscopic level. Mostly everyone has heard of proteins, and many of us have also studied them to various degrees. But have we ever stopped and wondered exactly what these things are? The proteins in our bodies are coded by our genetic code. This genetic code creates proteins that perform functions in our body that are equivalent to factory-like machines on the microscopic scale.
The protein sequence that comes from the stored data in our DNA causes a protein chain to be made that assembles into a 3D structure that makes a shape that is capable of performing various biochemical functions. Above is shown a picture of ATP synthase, which acts like a microscopic motor where a turbine is spun to generate biochemical energy. The process to create these proteins is so precise it humbles even our best 3D printers. Each protein has its own specific code in the genome which codes for it to be created. There are even specific proteins that detect when to increase or decrease production of certain proteins when the body sees fit.
Many of you have likely seen this video before, but it demonstrates just how machine-like these proteins behave:
Proteins also form structural scaffolds to hold cells intact. Each cell in your body has a protein network that supports its structure as well as allowing avenues for transport vehicles to take resources to and from the various locations in the cell.
Proteins are also capable of sensing pretty much anything ever. Rhodopsin is a light-sensitive receptor protein that allows the cells in the retina of your eye to be able to detect light and send this information to your brain for further processing. There are also proteins on the outside of your cells that detect bad bacteria and pathogens to be targeted for destruction. Cilium are long protein structures that act as sensory structures on your cell walls:
This picture above was captured by a scanning electron microscope (SEM) which allows resolution at sizes of 5 micrometers, that’s .000005 meters. Here are some diagrams that shows the blueprints to be able to create these sensory protein structures:
Cilia help light detection in the eyes, sound detection in the ears, and even scent detection in the nose. They’re like microscopic sensory antennas
These sorts of immense engineering feats that are all coded for in our genome would humble even the greatest engineering firms. There was even a popular sci-fi book called ‘Fantastic Voyage’ in which a spaceship was miniaturized to be able to go and traverse through the body of a doctor’s patient.
Making such microscopic robots to be able to traverse our blood and destroy bacterial and viral invaders still to this day seems impossible… Yet the proteins that are present in our body are capable of doing this exact sort of function already! Introducing Peptidoglycan recognition proteins (PGRP), which are proteins that are capable of literally shocking bacteria so they can no longer perform basic functions. This leads to the quick death of the bacteria.
These PGRP’s are essentially microscopic hunter killer drones that go around zapping harmful bacteria to death. The exact mechanism for how they do this is unknown, but the main change they detected in the bacteria was its electrical gradient after PGRP attached itself. What is even more mind-boggling, is that these bacteria-killing proteins are so precisely tuned that they don’t destroy proteins that belong to the body!
The immense complexity of function shows beyond reasonable doubt that proteins are designed microbots. Robots don’t come to be by random chance, they must be created by an intelligent designer. So too with proteins, the organic microbots, and their respective genetic code, they required an Intelligent Designer.