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Human tailbone: Evidence of evolution?
Posted By Ray Comfort On 02/19/2013 @ 11:48 am In Diversions,Faith,Front Page | No Comments
“[As an atheist] do you really think I am senseless?” – Peter M.
Sir Isaac Newton (the “Father of Science”) used the word “senseless” when speaking of atheists.
After speaking with thousands who believe as you do, I have come to the conclusion that atheism is worse than senseless. For example, how about you make me a hummingbird, from nothing? You had better make two, because you will need male and female for them to be able to reproduce. You can’t even make a feather, let alone a brain, eyes, a heart, liver, matching wings that flap faster than the eye can see. Oh, yes. I forgot to mention that you will need to put “life” into the bird so that the inanimate machine you have made can think for itself.
You don’t have a clue where to start, yet, as an atheist, you believe (and so does Richard Dawkins), that nothing made it from nothing. To be honest, I’m intellectually embarrassed to be of the same species as those who believe such things.
I was speaking recently to a group of university students. When I said that I didn’t believe in evolution – that it was unscientific and unobservable – an atheist called out, “But what about the tailbone?”
The human tailbone is said to be vestigial – that is, it’s an evolutionary leftover proving that we are related to primates. I said that it’s not a “tailbone,” but that it’s the coccyx vertebrae, and that it’s the anchor for 12 muscles that help us go to the bathroom:
“The tailbone derived its name because some people believe it is a ‘leftover’ part from human evolution, though the notion that the tailbone serves no purpose is wrong,” explains the Laser Spine Institute. “The coccyx is an extremely important source of attachment for tendons, ligaments and muscles, though it is structured quite differently than other parts of the spine.”
Of course this believer in evolution didn’t concede for a moment, and called out, “What about the appendix?”
I then explained that the appendix, like the “tailbone,” isn’t vestigial in the slightest, and that it’s tied in with the human immune system. When he mocked that thought, I told him to Google it.
In an article called “Appendix Isn’t Useless at All: It’s a Safe House for Bacteria,” Duke University explained, “Long denigrated as vestigial or useless, the appendix now appears to have a reason to be – as a ‘safe house’ for the beneficial bacteria living in the human gut.”
And so it is with each of the “evidences” that are held up as proof for the bogus science that is believed by so many.
“If you believe that the world is going to come to an end – and perhaps any day now – does it not drain one’s motivation to improve life on earth while we’re here?” – Cyan G.
Not at all. We desperately want to improve life on earth by stopping the mass killing of the unborn through abortion, the rape of women, pornography, greed, lying, child abuse, murder, theft, adultery, wife-beating, hatred, wars and so forth. And the way to do that isn’t just through protest or politics. All this evil is generated by one major cause. So if we want to deal with it, we have to deal with the cause.
The best way to deal with the web is to kill the spider. The heart of the human problem is the sinful heart of the human being, and the only power that can change that is the gospel.
There are many other problems, such as pollution. I ride a bike to work, so that’s my little contribution towards a cleaner earth. But I don’t stress too much about it, because stress is a killer. Besides, those who love God are going to inherit this whole earth, without the Genesis curse – no earthquakes, tornadoes, pollution, hurricanes, disease or death. See NeedGod.com for details.
Adapted from Ray Comfort’s official Facebook page.
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