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They knew the human appendix did a job sixty years ago, actually

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With respect to “Your appendix: The king of vestigial organs has a job again,” Norbert “Doc Gator” Smith comments,

Excellent, but this has been well known for over 60 years. I mentioned it in my recent book, Evolution has Failed. Here is the citation:

Over sixty years ago we find these words from the prestigious Quarterly Review of Biology, “There is no longer any justification for regarding the vermiform appendix as a vestigial structure” (Straus, 1947).

Sure, Doc Gator, but Darwin’s men needed a vestigial organ that people knew about (“She got her appendix out last summer …”), and the rest is just “Defend Evolution: 13 Key Talking Points.”

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5 Replies to “They knew the human appendix did a job sixty years ago, actually

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    champignon says:

    Sure, Doc Gator, but Darwin’s men needed a vestigial organ that people knew about (“She got her appendix out last summer …”), and the rest is just “Defend Evolution: 13 Key Talking Points.”

    You might have a point if evolutionary theory predicted that vestigial organs must be functionless, but it doesn’t.

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    Stu7 says:

    You might have a point if evolutionary theory predicted that vestigial organs must be functionless, but it doesn’t.

    You mean just like evolutionary theory never predicted junk DNA must be functionless either? Even though leading Darwinists continually held it’s (and vestigial organs) non-functionality up as evidence for evolution..

    One thing I’ve noticed since joining “the debate” is that evolutionary proponents love to rewrite history. A little massaging of the theory here and there, and hey presto; yeah we knew that all along, didn’t you know..

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    champignon says:

    I’m glad you brought up junk DNA because pseudogenes provide excellent evidence for evolution, just as vestigial organs do, and in neither case does this depend on the notion that they must be functionless.

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    Joe says:

    I’m glad you brought up evolution because Intelligent Design is NOT anti-evolution.

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    Joe says:

    champignon:

    You might have a point if evolutionary theory predicted that vestigial organs must be functionless, but it doesn’t.

    And you would have a point if the theory of evolution predicted organs, but it doesn’t.

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