Microscope makers are going where no man has gone before! Within five to ten years this new designed technology is going to make it possible to see more images of phenomena at the molecular level. However, we are not referring to electron microscopes rather we are talking about using light microscopes in real-time!
“For many years it was a source of frustration for biologists that the internal components of a cell were practically invisible to them.” wrote Kelly Rae Chi in her article, “Microscopy: Ever-increasing resolution. Researchers believed that the wavelength of light determined a fundamental limit to the resolution of optical microscopes.”
“In Finland in the 1990s, thought that, with the right lasers, he could activate a fluorescent spot and then shrink it by superimposing a larger, hollow beam of light to deplete all the light emission except for that at the centre of the spot. He called the technique stimulated emission depletion (STED) microscopy. Although many physicists were initially sceptical of Hell’s ideas, by 2000 he had used STED to produce the first nanoscale fluorescence images.”
“Super-resolution microscopy has blossomed since, allowing researchers to see cellular processes unfolding at nanometre scales. “This is something that the field has desired since people first started looking through light microscopes,” says Jan Liphardt, a biophysicist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California.”
There is more methods being developed which includes compiling images of billions of fluorescent proteins, photo-activated localization microscopy (PALM), and “stochastic optical reconstruction microscopy (STORM), which uses what they call a photoswitchable probe or probes which temporally separates the overlapping images of individual molecules which boosts resolution to ten times better than the diffraction limit and so on.
It’s very nice to see no storytelling about Darwinian evolution and not only that but the new technology is a vital tool when observing the craftsmanship of God’s design in nature. It’s going to bring out details beyond our wildest dreams which is very beneficial for creationism but it’s also going to cause problems for evolution, expansion and more complexity in their storytelling will grow like leaps and bounds because of the detail of specialized complexity.
For some evolutionists, they feel when they have answered one question and five more questions pop up as a result is job security because the mystery leads to more mystery it never ends. As creationists and Christians, nature will be showing some awesome designs to learn from that were created by God, it’s the future for observations and more evidence in the microscopic world.