Bio and Theology Double Major Eats E. Coli Lettuce to ‘Put Natural Selection to the Test’

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To “resolve one of science’s most pressing and unprovable theories,” College sophomore Alyson Scott decided to bulk order contaminated lettuce on the black market “just to see what happens when I [Scott] eat it.” She wanted to “put natural selection to the test” in a controlled experiment, as the “body of evidence supporting the theory is painfully underwhelming.”

“If natural selection is correct, then why do monkeys still exist?” Scott wrote in her Wordpress blog.

The sophomore and Vice President of the Penn Anti-Vax Club also supports the resurgence of polio, “just to make sure that infectious diseases work the way that we think they do.” 

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