I don’t know if you’re all up on the latest research, but it turns out that there is a purpose for the appendix.
According to research, the appendix stores up important, healthy gut bacteria.
In case of serious diseases like cholera or dysentery, where the intestines lose all its bacteria, the appendix serves as a system backup to reinstall the good bacteria.
This was especially important for when people lived remotely from one another and the opportunity to replenish gut bacteria from human interaction and contact was very limited.
Yesterday I bought a shawarma.
As I watched the storekeeper stick his ungloved hand into the pita to spread it open, and the various shoppers freely pick and dip from the free salads and sauces on display, I realized that, in Israel at least, the appendix might really be a vestigial organ.
(But I’d still like to keep mine anyway).
Wherever I am, my blog turns towards Eretz Yisrael