Creationist view of vestigial organs
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20-09-2014, 06:40 AM
RE: Creationist view of vestigial organs
(19-09-2014 12:28 PM)Chas Wrote:  
(19-09-2014 09:49 AM)The Q Continuum Wrote:  Do we? A century ago, humans were thought to have over 100 vestigial organs, now, it's what, three?

That requires a citation. Drinking Beverage

Have you seen this common reference with 86 organs cited?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vestigiality

Quote:Have you heard any arguments that removing the appendix causes possible digestive issues and that it does have a function, as do certain teeth in our mouth, etc.? But it would be petty to argue evolution based on a few organs, surely?

'Vestigial' does not mean without any function.

"vestigial refers to an organ or part (for example, the human appendix) which is greatly reduced from the original ancestral form and is no longer functional or is of reduced or altered function. "

How would you know it is "greatly reduced"? How would you have seen the previous use (within that selfsame species) without it being pure conjecture?

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