Appendix evolved over 30 times

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Wootah
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Appendix evolved over 30 times

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I just read this.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/1 ... 85499.html

http://news.sciencemag.org/sciencenow/2 ... 30-ti.html

From a vestigial organ to one that is so important it has evolved independently 30 times?

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From the OP:
From a vestigial organ to one that is so important it has evolved independently 30 times?
I was never much fond of the "no purpose" and "junk DNA" positions, finding them arguments from ignorance.

That said, I propose that any questions regarding whether the appendix was "created" or "evolved" should be held in light of all the data. In which case evolution is, I contend, the most reasonable explanation.
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