We have seen that some critics have acknowledged that evidence of bolts in biology would amount to evidence of design. So are there any bolts in life?
If we hypothesize that life is indeed carbon-based nanotechnology, we ought not expect that the bolts used by life would have the same form and composition as those used in your car or lawnmower. Instead, we need to think of the design objective that the bolt carries out – it is a device used to connect things. By bolting parts together, we are holding the independent parts of a machine together such that the various parts can function as a whole. This generic function explains why we find bolts in all sorts of unrelated machines.
So does the cell contain such bolts?
It would seem so.