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Recently, evolutionary activists are strangely silent regarding their insistence of the non-function of the appendix. There could be several reasons for this, but perhaps the best is that scientific research has indeed revealed an important function.

  • Recently, evolutionary activists are strangely silent regarding their insistence of the non-function of the appendix. There could be several reasons for this, but perhaps the best is that scientific research has indeed revealed an important function.
  • The Grolier Encyclopedia admitted, "Long regarded as a vestigial organ with no function in the human body, the appendix is now thought to be one of the sites where immune responses are initiated."2 Authors Van De Graff and Fox state, "The appendix contains masses of lymphoid tissue that may serve to resist infection."3 Kenneth Saladin states, "The appendix is densely populated with lymphocytes [a type of white blood cell] and is a significant source of immune cells."4 Anatomist Fred Martini describes the appendix as saying, "The mucosa and submucosa of the appendix are dominated by lymphoid nodules, and the appendix's primary function is as an organ of the lymphatic system."5
  • Vestigial structure indeed. Lymphatic tissue is important
  • http://www.icr.org/article/for-every-structure-there-reason-/

References

  • 1. Zuidema, G., Johns Hopkins Atlas of Human Functional Anatomy, 1980, p. 86. 2. Hartenstein, Roy, Grolier Encyclopedia, 2002, Grolier Interactive Inc. 3. Van De Graff & Fox, Concepts of Human Anatomy & Physiology, 1999, p. 837. 4. Saladin, K., Anatomy & Physiology, McGraw Hill, 2001, p. 974. 5. Martini, F., Fundamentals of Anatomy & Physiology, Prentice Hall, 1998, p. 899.

Tonsils

  • Like the appendix, the tonsils were also the almost indiscriminant targets of scalpels. They are considered more troublesome vestiges that bode ill will for their owner, always becoming infected, making children sick, and causing them to miss school. Are they wimpy, evolutionary vestiges or ardent defenders of the body? In a detailed medical supplement, Drs. Maeda and Mogi wrote that the tonsil functions both in antibody production and cell-mediated immunity. [Maeda] Other contributors to this supplement said that the tonsil is important as a lymphoid organ in the upper respiratory tract. In the introductory remarks to this supplement, Dr. Kataura said that numerous modern immunological studies show that the palatine tonsil is an immunological organ and acts as defense mechanism against the infection of the upper respiratory tract.
  • Bergman and Howe say that doctors are now reluctant to remove the tonsils or the adenoids. They cite studies, which showed there was no decrease in the number of colds, sore throats, and other respiratory infections between children who had them removed, and those who did not. Other studies they cited indicated that people who have had tonsillectomies may have a significant increase in strep throat and are nearly three times as likely to develop Hodgkin’s disease. They say that the tonsils help the immune system to develop.

Do Human Embryos Have Tails?

  • There is a political aspect to evolution, and part of it is the story of embryonic recapitulation. This means that as the human embryo develops it recapitulates or retraces its supposed route of evolution by reflecting the different phases of evolution our ancestors went through. First, it resembles the single-cell stage, then successively the fish stage with gill slits, the tadpole stage, the reptile stage, and the tailed-ancestor stage in its development into a true human. We begin as a single-celled zygote, but that is not where our evolutionary trail begins. We have to begin as something, and the least something we can be is a cell. By the time the fetus develops to the “ape” stage, the coccyx is no longer prominent. Planned Parenthood and other abortionists sell abortion by saying that the developing embryo is not really human but rather a mass of tissue going through a series of evolutionary developments. If women can be convinced that their babies are really subhuman, it is then acceptable to abort them.

The human embryo does not develop a tail. Anthony Smith wrote:

  • The human embryo does not develop a tail. Anthony Smith wrote:
  • “…although the human embryo has a short stub of a tail for a while and this is precisely similar to the short stubs that become tails in many other species, the human tail stub only forms the basis of the human coccyx.” [Smith]

What looks like one thing in an embryo becomes something quite different in the mature fetus. For instance, the bulbous structure in the drawing does not become a nose, it is the forehead. In the drawing, the small node at the top is not an ear, although it looks like one. Both of these structures are very close to where those parts would be, but they do not become them.

  • What looks like one thing in an embryo becomes something quite different in the mature fetus. For instance, the bulbous structure in the drawing does not become a nose, it is the forehead. In the drawing, the small node at the top is not an ear, although it looks like one. Both of these structures are very close to where those parts would be, but they do not become them.
  • The human embryo never has gills and it never has slits, so it never has gill slits. It has a series of pharyngeal pouches that develop into the thymus gland, the parathyroids, and the middle ear canals. The gills in fish are their breathing apparatus; these pouches are not related to breathing. They are not enriched with capillaries for oxygen exchange. Very rarely one of these pouches will break through, so that a child is born with a hole in its neck. I never saw it in the thousands of premature infants I saw at the USC Women’s Hospital, where about 18,000 children are born each year. I saw many oddities such as legs on backwards, absent skull cap, spina bifida (hole at lower end of spinal column that didn’t close), and cleft palate with enormous gaps I thought would be impossible to close.


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