Perhaps it is awe-inspiring to evolutionary biologists to try to work a puzzle, trying to find how everything is connected by common ancestry.
The interaction with Lents is of interest because it provides an opportunity to look again, in some detail, at a fascinating illustration of design in action.
As a systems architect, I’ve spent decades designing and implementing large and complex systems of information systems.
Lents studies rotting corpses and household plants. He might not know much about (living) human physiology.
In all of his “poor” design arguments, Lents inadvertently embraces the design inference.