The Tailbone Is Not a Tail!

Vestigial Organs?

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Part 4



This is Ken Ham, heading up the ministry that built a 510-foot-long Noah’s Ark.


Have you ever fallen down and slammed your tailbone? It can really hurt: you can’t sit, stand, or lie comfortably for a while. That’s because many of your important muscles are anchored to your tailbone, so when you fall on it, those muscles get sore.

But the tailbone, or coccyx, is often called a useless organ. Even the name “tailbone” suggests a time in our supposed evolutionary past when we had tails. But, as a fall will demonstrate, the tailbone isn’t useless! Not only do your muscles attach to the tailbone, they also form a net—it anchors your internal organs in place!

The idea of useless organs is, well, a useless idea that needs to be thrown away.

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