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Discovery Magazine 5/1/2017

Vestigial Organs

Evolutionists love leftovers. That is, they delight in their alleged proof of evolution which argues that many living organisms possess useless evolutionary leftovers (known as vestigial organs). According to this flawed theory, the human appendix and coccyx, as well as body hair, wisdom teeth, and tonsils, were all functioning body parts in our alleged evolutionary ancestors, but have since (supposedly) lost their use. Thus, we are told, evolution is true.

Sadly, though modern science has shown repeatedly that many “useless” body parts actually have important functions, evolutionists continue to advance their theories without evidence to support them. For example, evolutionists have long taught that the human coccyx (the fused vertebrae at the end of the spinal column) is a “leftover tail” from our supposed animal ancestors. They say this “tail” is especially visible while a baby is inside the mother’s womb. The truth is, however, humans do not have tails—they never have and never will. What evolutionists call a tail in human embryos is simply the human spinal column that has not fully matured. Furthermore, the coccyx of a child or an adult is not a useless leftover of evolution. Rather, it serves as an attachment point for certain pelvic muscles that help us stand up. It also allows us to sit comfortably, and serves as a kind of shock absorber. It even plays a role when women give birth.

Scientists and doctors may not be fully aware of all the functions of an organ, but there is not one part of the human body (or of any creature on Earth) that is proof of evolution. As with evolutionists’ arguments from homology, evolutionists see what they want to see regarding “vestigial organs.”

In truth, even if scientists did discover that the human body had one or more organs in it that had a reduced function (or no function at all), such a discovery still would not prove evolution to be true. Think about it: we are the descendants of Adam and Eve—and of Noah and his wife. They may have had better functioning organs than we do, but that certainly is not proof of evolution. Things can certainly “devolve,” but they don’t evolve.


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