Why do human have appendices?

Mark Swindell mdswindell at cruzio.com
Wed Apr 21 15:38:10 EDT 2010


Not ignoring similes (or smilies).  Just passing on some information I thought quite interesting that has only recently come to light, and which answers one of the age-old questions that is, in fact, the subject line of the thread... why does humans has appendices?  :)

Mark

On Apr 21, 2010, at 9:52 AM, Richmond Mathewson wrote:

> On 21/04/2010 19:26, Mark Swindell wrote:
>> I recently read that there may be a value to the appendix... it may be a breeding place for helpful bacteria to repopulate the gut after it's been decimated of its normal stock. Here's a link.
>> 
>> http://www.livescience.com/health/090824-appendix-evolution.html
>> 
>> Mark
>> 
> Some people, either willingly, or unknowingly, are
> avoiding my simile. . .   :)
> 
> I wonder why?
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