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Wisdom Teeth — What They Didnít Tell You

In a popular high school biology textbook, two authors discuss removal of peopleís wisdom teeth supposedly due to "evolution of the human jaw." But this has nothing to do with evolution and everything to do with diet.
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Wisdom Teeth — What They Didnít Tell You

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When the God of creation and His Holy Bible are discredited in the minds of the rebellious, all their consequent reasoning is fouled. Because God’s Word is truth, walking contrary to it is always a lie and this contrary spirit is the carnal spirit of death and destruction. Common evolutionary thought is that we have evolved from basically nothing into what we are today, and in fact, are still evolving. Supposed vestigial organs are one way evolutionists attempt to support such foolishness. According to a theory of evolution, a vestigial organ is an organ that primitive man once needed but, because of the process of evolutionary progress, he no longer needs it, but it is left as a kind of evolutionary footprint. At one time over 200 vestigial organs were named. Some organs listed as vestigial were the tonsils, the appendix, and the pituitary glands. In rather recent history, these "vestigial organs" have been taken off the "endangered species list" and restored to the body as very real and needed members of the human anatomy. Carnal men have cast off the Words of God unto their own demise. Proverbs 30:5- 6:

5 Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him.

6 Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.

NOW FOR TODAY’S SUBJECT.

GOD SAID, Genesis 1:26-28:

26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.

28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.

Adam opened his eyes and he was fully mature—fully developed.

MAN SAID:  There was a big bang and we evolved into life over eons of time basically from nothing. Science answers all of life’s questions and there is no need for the Word of God in the modern lexicon.

Now THE RECORD. One of the acclaimed vestiges of evolution is wisdom teeth. Is this really proof of evolution? This following excerpt is from an article published in a recent feature published in Impact, a publication of the Institute For Creation Research. The article deals with topics on science and creation. The article’s title is, "The Whole Tooth About Wisdom Teeth." Author Frank Sherwin had this to say:

Were you ever told that your wisdom teeth had to come out because they were crowding your other teeth —and this was because the modern human jaw was slowly evolving? In a section of a popular high school biology text (2002) entitled, "Critical Thinking," the two authors discuss removal of people’s wisdom teeth supposedly due to "evolution of the human jaw." But this has nothing to do with macroevolution and everything to do with diet. Processed and refined foods in modern societies have resulted in our reduced use of wisdom teeth. When refined foods are constantly eaten, there is no stimulus for robust jaw development and erupting wisdom teeth become crowded. Failure of the wisdom teeth to erupt in normal position results, in many cases, in a developmental cyst around the crown of the tooth—and problems result. Does this sound like macroevolution? Furthermore, there are virtually no "primitive" cultures with impacted teeth, because their hearty diet uses wisdom teeth to grind and crush raw and unprocessed foods. One might say "use it or lose it" applies here!

When archaeologists and paleontologists dig up jaw fossils, whether they are human, ape, or dinosaur, they all sport fully developed teeth. Again Mr. Sherwin:

Each time wisdom teeth—or any other type of teeth—are found in the fossil record, they’re beautifully formed and ready for use.

Where are the evo-bridges? Where are the footprints of the evolutionary saga? Finally, Mr. Sherwin reports:

If evolution were true, fossil experts should find billions of fossilized creatures with badly formed jaws and teeth—testimony to evolution’s blind tinkering. Museum display cases should be full of skulls clearly showing evolution’s botched dental experiments such as jaws with atypical eruption patterns and other defects—until the assumed processes of natural selection and mutations finally "got it right." [End of quote]

But that’s not what they find—they find fully formed, fully functioning teeth. True wisdom says God created man and his wisdom teeth.

GOD SAID, Genesis 1:26-28:

26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.

28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.

Adam opened his eyes and he was fully mature—fully developed.

MAN SAID:  There was a big bang and we evolved into life over eons of time basically from nothing. Science answers all of life’s questions and there is no need for the Word of God in the modern lexicon.

Now you have THE RECORD.



References:

King James Bible

Sherwin, F., "The Whole Tooth About Wisdom Teeth," Origin Issues/Back To Genesis, Institute For Creation Research

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