There are many other organs in our bodies that
technically we don't need. Many people have
problems with infections in their tonsils,
and have them removed. It is very easy to live a
long, healthy life without tonsils, especially
since today we have such good nutrition and health
care. However, we also know that the tonsils do
help the immune system, so it's not really fair or
accurate to call them "useless"-- they are just
less important than other organs.
We have two kidneys, when technically we really
only need one. We have a lot of teeth, when maybe
we could actually get by with only a few, or with
none at all if you like to eat nothing but
smoothies! We have two eyes, which is nice, but
really we could live just as easily with only one.
But just because we can live without these organs
doesn't mean it's not better to have them!
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