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During the collection of insects last semester one of my students collected a moth.  After a day in the ziplock there were small round dots in the container. “What are they?”  We put them under a microscope and there appeared these translucent moth eggs.  They contain an embryo you can see, looking almost like crystals, and ridges on the outer coat.  A “hair” projects off to the left.  There is little doubt that a knowledgeable scientist could identify the species of moth by these characteristics.  My students and I were fascinated by the intricate design. And why shouldn’t we be considering the Infinite Designer?  And in six short days; is it any wonder many try to deny such a mind boggling display of intelligence and power?  “For in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them” (Exodus 20:11)

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If the students at the school where I teach selected me to be their faculty speaker at graduation, here is the speech I would deliver to them.
    Class of 2010, congratulations on the progress of your education to this point of graduation from high school.
Congratulations to your parents and relatives and friends who have loved you and encouraged you and helped you to this place and time.
    As you mark this occaision and move on to other pursuits I would like to look back and review with you some lessons I believe you should have learned in school and look forward to apply them to wherever you may find yourself….
[details in the next post….a list of the topics here]
1. Life is full of tests.
2. Integrity is the glue of society.
3. Atoms are real but cannot be touched.
4. You cannot touch without being touched.
5. Bored is not a circumstance; it is a state of mind.
6. The scientific method is a useful tool in everyday life.
7. The speed of light is constant and so are many other things.
8. Proper grammar is useful for your progress.
9. You are more than the sum of your parts.
10. History does not repeat itself; it is linear.
I can’t much imagine being asked to speak but if I did are you curious about what I’d say?

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