From Dr. Michael Egnor:
No Nobel prize in medicine has ever been awarded for work in evolutionary biology. In fact, I think itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s safe to say that the only contribution evolution has made to modern medicine is to take it down the horrific road of eugenics, which brought forced sterilization and bodily harm to many thousands of Americans in the early 1900s. ThatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a contribution which has brought shameÃ¢â‚¬â€not advanceÃ¢â‚¬â€to the medical field.
So Ã¢â‚¬ËœWhy would I want my doctor to have studied evolution?Ã¢â‚¬â„¢ I wouldnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t. Evolutionary biology isnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t important to modern medicine. That answer wonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t win the Ã¢â‚¬ËœAlliance for ScienceÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ prize. ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s just the truth.