On the contrary, modern doctors, even evolutionary, often realize the value of the appendix in humans. 2
Obviously, the appendix may not play as important a role in humans as it does in animals that are herbivorous (plant-eating), but it is still important. Appendicitis is an indirect result of God’s curse on creation for man’s sin, not due to bad original design.
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Coyne, J. A. (2009). Why Evolution Is True. New York: Viking.
- Coyne, 2009, p. 61: “Obviously the less herbivorous the animal, the smaller the caecum and appendix. In other words, our appendix is simply the remnant of an organ that was critically important to our leaf-eating ancestors, but of no real value to us.” ↩
- https://answersingenesis.org/human-body/vestigial-organs/the-human-vermiform-appendix/ ↩