Charles Darwin is an example of a brilliant scientist who was nonetheless an imperfect human with some false ideas.
In our video, this molecular motor appears to walk slowly and deliberately, but remember: the narrator says it can take a hundred steps a second.
A paper illustrates the action of DNA loop extrusion processes, which serve multiple functions to maintain the genome, with an interesting graphic: gears.
The authors close by quoting Carl Sagan’s famous adage that “extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.” Do they offer that kind of evidence?
It is likely that no further improvement in muscle power can be achieved by increasing the density of packing of the myosin motors.