Seaweed Clogs Evolutionary Propellers

Imagine if you will being out in a motorboat on a fine, sunny day, ready to do some recreational activity. Maybe singing a happy song to yourself just over the sound of the outboard motor. Then, you hear that awful sound and the song dies on your lips as the motor stops running. Things were fine a moment ago. Checking the situation, you discover that you got into the seaweed, and that stuff got tangled into the propellers, bringing you to a halt. In a similar manner, a seaweed discovery clogged the works for Darwinists and their imaginary plant evolution timeline. 

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Ever hear of lignin? Looks like a misspelling, or an incomplete word, but it's actually a component in plant cell walls. It helps keep land plants standing up straight and looking mighty fine, and also helps water get from the from the roots to where it's needed in the far away regions of the plant. The story continues that lignin is not needed in aquatic plants, so it didn't evolve there.

Evolutionary storytelling (suitable for campfire entertainment on the trail, but not for serious science) gets complicated and collapses. Lignin was found in an alga. Specifically, a red seaweed. That's not supposed to happen! Not only does it confound Darwinists because of its "early" evolution, but it's in a kind of seaweed that allegedly diverged a few zillion Darwin years ago. Some have invoked the non-science magic of convergent evolution, a convenient story that actually explains nothing. But some evolutionists are honest enough to admit that lignin is exceptionally complex, and not just a simple cell modifier. Also, why would it evolve in the alga? It was doing fine getting water, and structural support wasn't exactly an issue. Seems self-contradictory to me. If they were more circumspect, Darwinists would realize that their evolutionary stories are meaningless, and the real scientific evidence indicates recent creation by the Master Engineer.
Lignin is a primary structural (strengthening) component of wood. It enables land plants to support themselves as they grow upward through the air, and is crucial to transporting water from roots up to the leaves. It has long been thought, and taught, that this feature is unique to land plants because aquatic plants, nicely bathed and supported by the surrounding water medium, do not have any lignin.

That textbook teaching is overturned now, however, by the discovery of lignin in marine algae.

Not a big deal, you might think, except that this discovery “has major evolutionary implications”. As the lead researcher, University of British Columbia Assistant Professor Patrick Martone, explained:
To find out what the professor explained and more about the implications of this discovery, click on "Overturnin’ the learnin’ about lignin". I wonder if you're eating that same seaweed in your sushi.