Metaphysics by Aristotle Essay

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Limitless Possibilities “All men by nature desire to know” (Aristotle, “Metaphysics”). Famous scientists such as Aristotle, who is said to be the originator of biological studies, performed experiments on living animals that gave mankind the basis of anatomy. Animals such a pigs and goats were first used to practice surgeries before applying them to humans. From there, humans have begun to test other operations and drugs on both living and nonliving animals. Evidence of experiments and dissections done on animals can be seen as far back as 500 BC.Without animal testing, many of the medicines humans use today for basic survival such as the insulin used for diabetics would not exist. Basic operations would not be possible and the basic …show more content…
Scientists know that going against the welfare of animals only hurts the results in the process. Veterinarians and other animal specialists are always on site to ensure animals are treated with the most humane of care. The biggest scare among the people is that the experiments that take place in animal testing labs are inhumane. Many known organizations such as People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, or better known as PETA, stress this in tear jerking videos and photos with articles that can wrench the heart of any who care to watch. These videos include footage of animals being beaten, shocked, cut up, and housed in flimsy wire cages. The most common tests require animals to be force fed drugs and chemicals different lethal doses until they die. These tests are used to show dosage and toxicity of drugs before they can move to drug trials. Many animals are given nothing to ease the pain of some of the experiments as the painkillers may botch the results. In animal testing labs, animals are crammed into small metal cages and sometimes forced fed or starved while the experiments are performed. Fortunately, “[a]pproximately 95 percent of all lab animals are specially-bred rats and mice. Non-human primates account for less than one-fourth of 1 percent; dogs and cats combined, less than one-half of 1 percent” (Frankie L. Trull, “Animal Research has Saved Many Human Lives”). Mice are cheap, plentiful, reproduce

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