Without this ensemble of fitness in nature, there would be no wood, no fire, no metallurgy, no modern technology.
The mechanism represents a unique and stunningly brilliant solution to the problem of raising water to the top of large trees.
Conditions on Earth, the laws of physics, are not only fine-tuned for the survival of intelligent beings, they are fine-tuned for the development of technology.
James Lovelock has pointed out that atmospheric levels of oxygen much above about 25 percent, let alone 30 percent, would cause raging conflagrations today.
Do the authors of the study think this is intelligently designed? They almost say so.