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Fearfully and wonderfully made: Appendix redeemed, we do need it

A favorite tactic of some to prove evolution is to point to what they call vestigial organs in the human body. According to this theory, vestigial organs evolved in our ancient history, but have no real purpose today. 445 kata lagi

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Pruning: When Pain is a Good Thing

I kept telling the nurses that it hurt and I wanted it to stop. But it seemed that the worse I felt the less inclined they were to give me pain medicine. 863 kata lagi

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Blank Page: The Ptolemies in Judaea

Alexander the Great is dead. His glorious empire has fractured. Jerusalem is ruled by the Ptolemies.

Spanning the fourth and third centuries BC (approximately 301 to 200 BC), the Ptolemaic dynasty in Judaea is fraught with conflict. 1.217 kata lagi

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Researchers from Midwestern University traced the appearance, disappearance, and reemergence of the appendix in several mammal lineages over the past 11 million years, to figure out how many times it was cut and bought back due to evolutionary pressures.

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The Appendix: NOT a useless organ

In medical school we learned that nothing in the body is useless.  Well maybe my ovaries have become so, but that will be discussed in my next article on facial hair. 488 kata lagi

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Your appendix might serve an important biological function after all

One of the first things you learn about evolution in school is that the human body has a number of ‘vestigial’ parts – appendix, wisdom teeth, tailbone – that gradually fell out of use as we adapted to more advanced lifestyles than our primitive ancestors. 863 kata lagi

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Your appendix might serve an important biological function after all 

One of the first things you learn about evolution in school is that the human body has a number of ‘vestigial’ parts – appendix, wisdom teeth, tailbone – that gradually fell out of use as we adapted to more advanced lifestyles than our primitive ancestors. 808 kata lagi

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