Article: How this chemist unwittingly helped spawn the synthetic drug industry.

Article: How this chemist unwittingly helped spawn the synthetic drug industry.
http://wpo.st/BJlZ0

Choose one (just one) of the articles in the list below and summarize it in a brief essay. Include your own thoughts about the topic, and back up your opinions with examples from the article.
This extra credit assignment is. (Submit via the Turnitin assignment). It is worth 10 points. Please take a look at the rubric below to see how I will grade this essay. Most students who lose points on this assignment do so because they haven’t included the reference or because they haven’t discussed the main points of the article.
1)    Article:
How this chemist unwittingly helped spawn the synthetic drug industry.
http://wpo.st/BJlZ0

2)    Radiolab Podcast:
Shrink- The definition of life is in flux, complexity is overrated, and humans are shrinking.
http://www.radiolab.org/story/shrink/

3)    Article:
The Evolution of Caffeine

4)    Ted Talk:
Maryn McKenna: What do we do when antibiotics don’t work anymore?
www.ted.com/talks/maryn_mckenna_what_do_we_do_when_antibiotics_don_t_work_any_more

CRITICAL THINKING ASSIGNMENT RUBRIC
Content
(2 point) Article summary is complete and relevant
(2 point) Personal opinion is provided
(2 points) Opinion is supported with examples and details

Length
(1 point) 300-500 words

Mechanics
(1 point) Spelling/Grammar/Punctuation

Reference(s)
(2 points) Reference provided and properly formatted