Is the Appendix a Vestigial Organ?
As a child, I was always told the appendix, that little organ associated with the intestinal tract, was an unimportant, essentially useless yet remaining "vestigial" organ.
The so-called Intelligentsia are often quick to render judgements, unfortunately. It's a curious thing that we are quick to accept what they say, even after they've been exposed for expressing error in the past.
Just because the function of the appendix was not understood in the past doesn't mean it was appropriate to jump to the erroneous conclusion it is of no use. As to that, clearly it would have represented a victory for those believing in evolution if it could have been proven the appendix is useless.
But exactly the opposite has occurred. For instance, take a gander at this Scientific American article on the subject. It is brief and the average intelligent person (yes, even the Intelligentsia ) can comprehend it.
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