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Human Appendix Function Clarified Finally

• arclein
“The thing is that if we observe what’s been happening through evolution, the higher on the evolutionary scale we are and the more omnivorous animals become, then the smaller and less important the appendix becomes and humans are a good example of that.

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Comment by Powell Gammill
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This is a pretty old theory and it fails to explain why none of the other great apes has an appendix---an appendage that kills a certain percent of humans annually (especially before modern medicine).   Why did it apparently evolve in us?

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