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Discovery Magazine 1/1/2007

Human Tails or Human Tales?

Evolutionists teach that the human coccyx (the fused vertebrae at the end of the spinal column) is a “leftover tail” of our supposed evolutionary ancestors. Some also teach that this “tail” is especially obvious while a baby is inside the mother’s womb. One current encyclopedia states: “The coccyx…is the remnant of a lost tail…. [I]t is present for a short time during embryonic development.”

Do humans really have leftover (also called vestigial) tails, which are present during early stages? Or, is this just another tall tale told by evolutionists?

The truth is, humans do not have tails—never have, never will. What evolutionists call a tail during a baby’s development is simply the human spinal column which has not fully matured. What’s more, the coccyx of a child or an adult is not a useless leftover of evolution. It actually serves as an attachment point for certain muscles that help us stand up. It allows us to sit comfortably, and serves as a kind of shock absorber. It even plays a role when women give birth.

Evolutionists have not proven that the human coccyx is a leftover tail of evolution. When we look at the human coccyx, we can see that God designed it to do very important jobs. The idea that the human body has left-over “vestigial” organs is simply a lie.

This human “tail” should actually be spelled T-A-L-E.



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