Total Posts:1|Showing Posts:1-1
Evolution and Vestigial Organs
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
1/3/2016 4:50:18 AM
Posted: 11 months ago
If evolution is true, then when an animal is evolving some of its organs some of its organs and parts will become obsolete or useless . Or they might lose their original function. If a bird evolved for the ground it may lose its ability to fly and won't need wings. These organs should be organs that their supposed ancestors have according to evolution. We can determine an animal's supposed ancestors by comparing it to fossils or by comparing its genetics to other animals which have more primitive forms (e.g. humans and ape DNA to confirm humans evolved from apes, or look at ape-like hominid fossils to suggest humans evolved from apes).
For example, according to evolution humans evolved from monkeys and monkeys have tails. If we find vestigial tails in humans then that is would confirm this prediction above. However, if we found vestigial wings that would make no sense since according to evolution humans never evolved from birds.
If evolution can confirm these predictions by showing a lot of examples of vestiges that follow exactly how evolution is predicted to happen from the fossil record and genetics then this is evidence for the theory. Prediction testing is how hypotheses turn into theories. If the hypothesis can make predictions that have no reason to be true if it is false then this is like a psychic making a successful prediction when the psychic had no way of knowing the prediction would come true, and the prediction was not particularly likely.
Lets see if this prediction is true.
First we find vestigial wings in penguins and ostriches which no longer fly and this makes sense since evolution claims that these animals evolved from normal birds.
Another example is whales. We find that many whale have tiny vestigial hips that are no longer connected to the spine. Some of these even have vestigial leg bones. Other whales don't even have them anymore:
Funny thing is we also find the same thing in dolphins and are also mammal. Evolution claims that whales evolved from land mammals, specifically from animals like cows from their genetic similarity. Cows have powerful multi-chambered stomachs for eating grass. In fact whales have the same multi-chambered stomachs even though their diet is small sea live and fish don't need it.
We also find that embryonic baleen whales have small tooth bugs that are removed in later development. Baleen whales are toothless, but their ancestors according to evolution were not.
Humans have other vestigial organs. We have a tail bone which is really a small tail. Sometimes this bone can become inflamed and is removed with no negative effect on patients. In fact human embryos have large tails that are reduced to the tail bone during development.
We also have wisdom teeth that result from the fact that the human jaw has gotten smaller and smaller to make more space for the brain from our ape ancestors. Wisdom teeth can cause gum infection (really really bad). They can also degrade or even remove other teeth in the jaw.
Also the male nipple is completely useless as men don't feed babies.
Some snake species even have tiny legs that are no longer used for walking. Given that some snakes do not even have them anymore it is hard to see what their use is exactly. This makes sense since evolution claims that snakes evolved from other reptiles with legs.
The funny thing is that the t-rex has two fingers while other predators like it have three, so if evolution is true, then the t-rex lost a finger as its arm became more and more useless. In fact we find the bone of a vestigial third finger in the t-rex.
Come to think of it, its arm is so tiny and has only two fingers and could not pick anything up, or left the t-rex so the whole t-rex arm is likely vestigial as well.
There are some cave creatures that live in completely dark caves for their entire lives yet they have eyes. Some of them (e.g. Spalax) have eyes are permanently covered with skin so even if they saw light, these eyes would never help them. Others have eyes that simple don't work at all since they live in the dark.
I don't think this is chance examples of God inserting trash into his intelligent design in exactly the way that evolution would do. These are some out of numerous examples in the animal kingdom.