Monday, May 21, 2007


Doctors and Evolution: Alliance for Science Essay Contest Winners

"The reason we test medicines on animals is because we assume that animals are related to us," writes Gregory Simonian, a 10th grader at the Los Angeles Center for Enriched, "thus they would react in a similar manner. Without common descent, there would be no reason to test drugs on animals and we would have to resort to human testing, which is only done once the drug is considered relatively safe."

Simonian's essay on won the Alliance for Science 2007 National High School Essay Contest. The subject of this year's essay was "Why would I want my doctor to have studied evolution?" You can read his essay, and other contest winners, here.


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