Tuesday, September 06, 2005

I Guess Vestigial Organs Really ARE Functional

Here's a sample. Go check out the whole list.

The Appendix: Often derided by secular scientists as unimportant, the appendix is in fact an essential feature in God's meticulous design for humanity. The Almighty uses this organ, which He non-coincidentally sculpted in the shape of a miniature flaccid penis, to remotely inflict torturous earthly pain on all who displease Him.

Wisdom Teeth: Contrary to the preposterous notion that the human jaw bone has somehow grown incrementally smaller over the course of untold millennia, God took great pride in carefully programming our DNA to cause at least one impacted wisdom tooth in 90% of adults. He did this in order to assure a bright and promising future for another of his intelligent creations: orthodontia.

The “Tail Bone”: Though it has labored under the double indignity of TWO anti-Christian labels: the evolution-implying “tail bone” and egregiously lewd “coccyx”, this ingeniously sensitive spinal tip was installed by God specifically for occasions when your rollerskates fly out from under you while you're doing the Hokey-Pokey – so you'll land on something that punishes you for acting like white trash.


At 10:59 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who always wins these debates,God or sin, because either way athesit don't have much to be happy about, especially if you consider the scrifices required for this debate.

At 12:00 PM, Anonymous Occidental Martyr said...


The who with the what now?

At 5:45 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are you talking to the person who made the quote above you, or to the debator?
Because no one has even bothered to respond to my quote.

At 11:17 PM, Blogger JM O'Donnell said...

It's worth noting that vestigial organs can have a function, for example the appendix is stocked full of lymphocytes, it's just its function has either be replaced or it doesn't do anything of importance. After all, you can remove the appendix with no detrimental effect on the gastointestinal immune system.

Many people also can still use their ear muscles and waggle their ears around. These muscles do have a function (waggling ears) it just doesn't do anything that is important and that is why they are called 'vestigial'.

It's also worth noting that it's better to explain vestigial organs by explaining what they really do in other organisms that still use them. The appendix again is essential in herbivores because it is important in immune regulation of the caecum, which is packed full of bacteria that can break down cellulose (which we don't have...obviously)

At 10:19 AM, Anonymous Tracy P. Hamilton said...

While vestigial organs can have reduced original function, and do something else, I see the appendix as worse than nonfunctional.

Imagine: A blind alley off a road that goes nowhere (appendix). Also, a barrier sign (lymphocytes) that prevents drivers (bacteria) from parking there. Now, is the function of the blind alley to provide a place for the barrier sign to work? If we didn't have the blind alley, we would have no parking problem and no need for the barrier.

At 6:58 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

what a bunch of crap


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