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To: GLDNGUN
Are you suggesing that modern science/medicine knows all there will ever be known about the appendix?

Uh, No. (Duh!)

We do know, however, that the human appendix doesn't hold and decompose pounds and pounds of course and difficult to digest vegetable matter. That much is wildly obvious just from the fact that it's far too small. Whatever secondary functions it may retain, or whatever new functions it may have acquired, it is undeniably "vestigial" with respect to the primary function it "used" to have (does have in most other animals -- i.e. the "normal" function of appendixes qua appendixes) of digesting mass quantities of food stuffs that would go undigested if not held for an additional period of time in the digestive tract.

406 posted on 01/31/2006 4:54:45 PM PST by Stultis (I don't worry about the war turning into "Vietnam" in Iraq; I worry about it doing so in Congress.)
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To: Stultis
Are you suggesing that modern science/medicine knows all there will ever be known about the appendix?

Uh, No. (Duh!)

My thoughts exactly, so when someone says "the appendix is useless!" (which isn't even true according to the latest information) I see that as a result of temporary ignorance, rather than truth.

I recall when I was young, doctors would yank your tonsils out if got a cough.

Why was that?

Now, I can't recall the last time I heard of someone having their tonsils removed.

Why is that?

418 posted on 01/31/2006 5:37:41 PM PST by GLDNGUN
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