Monday, October 08, 2007

Love--the appendix way, sort of

The body is an amazing creation, composed of little cells that act independently, yet are acutely aware of the overall goal or purpose of the body. There are very few parts of the body that seem to add no particular purpose to the body’s functioning--except, of course, to take up space. The most well known “useless” body part is the appendix. Those who have had an appendectomy (my childhood best friend included) will testify to the agony caused by such a purposeless organ.

However, it seems that the appendix is not going to take such bad publicity for long. Duke University Medical Center investigators are hypothesizing that the appendix might actually be protecting us by storing good bacteria. To learn more about this exciting news for all of you with an intact appendix and asking it “what is thy purpose?” go here.

Love always protects...(1 cor. 13:7).

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