The exploding pods of the popping cress send the plant’s seeds flying in all directions, as far as a meter from the parent.
Without this ensemble of fitness in nature, there would be no wood, no fire, no metallurgy, no modern technology.
Without lignin, there would be no woody plants, no wood, no coal, no charcoal, no fire, no pottery, and certainly no iron or metallurgy.
Heretic co-author Matti Leisola has argued that lignin is a troubling case for Darwinian evolution
The design inference pivots on the presence of complex specified information, not on the human disgust response.