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Do You Have Extra Parts?
Does the human body have “extra” parts that we no longer use because we have evolved away from needing them? Find out on today’s Creation Moments Minute.
In the 1890s, scientists said that the human body has about 180 organs that are useless leftovers of our past evolution. As a result, doctors used to be quick to remove a child’s tonsils. Today, we know that our tonsils have several jobs and are an important part of our immune system. Our appendix has been found to serve as a backup for other organs. If your spleen is damaged, your appendix will take over some of its functions. Wisdom teeth are important in chewing food, especially when the diet includes more coarse materials.
The argument over whether we have extra parts left over from evolution has been completely won by creationists. Today, science recognizes that we have no useless leftovers from evolution.
For Creation Moments Minute dot com, I’m Darren Marlar.
Ref: Jerry Bergman, Ph.D. Vestigial Organs – A Brief Summary of the Latest Research, pp. 111-115.