Skip to comments.Baby with tail 'reincarnation of Hindu god' (with picture)
Posted on 01/11/2002 6:49:44 AM PST by Arkle
Crowds are flocking to Indian temples to see a Muslim baby with a 'tail' who is believed to be the reincarnation of a Hindu god.
The 11-month-old boy has been named Balaji or Bajrangbali, another name for monkey-faced Lord Hanuman.
He is reported to have a 4in 'tail' caused by genetic mutations during the development of the foetus.
Iqbal Qureshi, the child's maternal grandfather, is taking Balaji from temple to temple where people offer money to see the boy.
Mr Qureshi says the baby has nine spots on his body like Lord Hanuman and showed them to journalists, reports Indian newspaper The Tribune.
There have been other cases of babies born with tails. A report appeared in The New England Journal of Medicine in 1982 by Dr Fred Ledley.
His paper entitled 'Evolution and the Human Tail' concerned a baby born with a 2in growth on its back.
These "people" are normal.....
Man, that is one FAT baby!
From another SOURCE:
"At birth some human babies have a short tail-like growth called a caudal appendage; located near the inferior end of the spinal column. While documenting the occurrence of such caudal appendages, Ledley stated the evolutionists bold claim about the supposed relationship of the caudal appendage to human origins:
"There is something seemingly unhuman about the presence on a human infant of a tail like the tails found on other primates. It is incongruous; it violates our sense of anthropocentricity, and it raises issues that involve not only teratology and embryology but also our view of ourselves and our place in evolution.
To evolutionists the human tail was an example of a reversion to a lower species and an illustration of the doctrine that ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny.
The human tail serves as an example of modern concepts of ontogeny and phylogeny and presents a striking clinical confrontation with the reality of evolution.
Even those who are familiar with the literature that defined our place in nature-from Darwins The Descent of Man to Wilsons On Human Nature-are rarely confronted with the relation between human beings and their primitive ancestors on a daily basis. The caudal appendage brings this reality to the fore and makes it tangible and inescapable. Ledley (1982:1212, 1215)
The brief research portion of Ledleys paper (1982:1212) concerned the case report of a 7-pound baby that was born with a caudal appendage 2 inches in length. Shortly after it was born the child was transferred to Childrens Hospital Medical Center in Boston where doctors removed the growth. Ledley related that it was a . . . well-formed caudal appendage located near the end of the babys spine; . . . it was covered by skin of normal texture and had a soft fibrous consistency: Ledley also noted that there were no vertebrae or even cartilaginous elements in the so-called caudal appendage: Ledley included a helpful review of caudal appendage research. Such cases have been noted throughout history, but very few have been scientifically documented. The rest of Ledleys paper consisted of a bold defense of macroevolution involving ontogeny and comparative embryology."
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