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i`d say the appendix used to be a lot bigger so many 100`s n thousands of yrs back when man ate bark, plants and leaves etc. and it was used to help breakdown all that crap.then over yrs, fire was created, meat was cooked, no more bark so the appendix wasnt needed so through the evolution it jus shrunk.
so yeah it could contain good bacteria to help with the digestive system but jus doesnt need to be as big.
also its been proved that chinese and japanese people are less likely to get appedicitis as they traditionally drink and eat more herbs than anywhere else in the world.
"Of course everything has a purpose. Guys, the human body doesnt just create something for the f*ck of it."
I would argue that everything at least *initially* has a purpose but there are indeed such things as vestigial structures whose conditions for function are diminished or superseded over time and began to shrink so as to conserve energy. For all we know - this article notwithstanding - the appendix is one such structure.
Yes, we have parts we don`t need. Why does the human fetus produce gills, just to lose them again in a few weeks?
And not all scientists are atheists, to a question posted earlier. In fact, there are entire organizations of Christian scientists who attempt to disprove evolution all the time.
Plus, this is not even a theory... Its more of a hypothesis. And as far as I read, the evidence they have for it is pretty scarce anyway...
Just because we happen to be able to survive without it; just because scientists dont know what the heck its for, does NOT mean it has no purpose. sheesh.
and also i believe that this is a good theory
"OH! you don`t NEEED it, you live just fine without it!"
Bulls*it you do! I had mine taken out about 10 years ago and it sucks not having the apprently "not required/needed" little item in my body. If the bastards had told me what it was like without one, I would have said."Hell no! Pound sand!"
I imagine the appendix has some function, we just have been to busy hacking it out to stop and really study that function.
so they do not need to prove it, just have evidence for it
First of all, this theory is not proven by a LONG shot.
Second of all,even if the theory is correct, appendices are not required because of the type of society we live in, therefore, they are still useless.
Sounds like a very subdued conspiracy by all those "creationists" out there who don`t beleive that we have parts that are unnecessary because we`re still "evolving out" of them....