For years, people have been taught that the appendix is a “vestigial organ,” an body part rendered unnecessary because of supposed biological evolution. I remember sharing with someone in the medical community that some research actually showed that the appendix does has a purpose. This person was surprised, but maybe this article was convincing: “Scientists think they know what appendix is for: Making and protecting good germs” appeared in our local paper this past Saturday. Answers in Genesis had material on this long before. Check out these articles from AiG:
- Your appendix … it’s there for a reason
- Human appendix – just can’t get no respect
- The human vermiform appendix: a general surgeon’s reflections
So, it appears that the appendix is much more than an appendix! It reflects God’s design and demonstrates that we are indeed “fearfully and wonderfully made” (Psalm 139:14). It would appear that He knew what He was doing after all!