UNC Science Exam Question!

Question on UNC 
Physical Science test:
Tell which is more 
important, the sun
or the moon and 
defend your answer
in 50 words or less.

UNC Senior: The moon 

is more important than 
the sun, because it is 
already light in the day 
making the sun useless.


Ravi Zacharias - RZIM said...

Some years ago, I was visiting a place known for making the best wedding
saris in the world. They were the producers of saris rich in gold and
silver threads, resplendent with an array of colors. With such intricacy
of product, I expected to see some elaborate system of machines that would
boggle the mind in production. But this image could not have been farther
from the real scene.

Each sari was made individually by a father and son team. The father sat
above the son on a platform, surrounded by several spools of thread that
he would gather into his fingers. The son had only one task. At a nod
from his father, he would move the shuttle from one side to the other and
back again. This would then be repeated for hundreds of hours, until a
magnificent pattern began to emerge.

The son certainly had the easier task. He was only to move at the
father's nod. But making use of these efforts, the father was working to
an intricate end. All along, he had the design in his mind and was
bringing the right threads together.

The more I reflect on my own life and study the lives of others, I am
fascinated to see the design God has for each one of us individually, if
we would only respond. All through our days, little reminders show the
threads that God has woven into our lives.

Allow me to share a story from my own experience. As one searching for
meaning in the throes of a turbulent adolescence, I found myself on a
hospital bed from an attempted suicide. It was there that I was read the
14th chapter of John's Gospel. My attention was fully captured by the
part where Jesus says to his disciples: "Because I live, you shall live
also" (John 14:19). I turned my life over to Christ that day, committing
my pains, struggles, and pursuits to his able hands.

Almost 30 years to the day after this decision, my wife and I were
visiting India and decided to visit my grandmother's grave. With the help
of a gardener we walked through the accumulated weeds and rubble until we
found the stone marking her grave. With his bucket of water and a small
brush, the gardener cleared off the years of caked-on dirt. To our utter
surprise, under her name, a verse gradually appeared. My wife clasped my
hand and said, "Look at the verse!" It read: "Because I live, you shall
live also."

A purposeful design emerges when the Father weaves a pattern from what to
us may often seem disparate threads. Even today, if you will stop and
attend to it, you will see that God is seeking to weave a beautiful
tapestry in your life.

Ravi Zacharias is founder and president of Ravi Zacharias International

Ravi Zacharias International Ministries (RZIM)
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Michelle L. - Duke University #1 in b-ball said...

If you have food in the refrigerator, clothes on your back,
a roof overhead and a place to sleep...
you are richer than 75% of this world.

If you have money in the bank, in your wallet, and spare
change in a dish someplace...
you are among the top 8% of the world's wealthy.

If you woke up this morning with good health...
you are more fortunate than the million who will not
survive this week.

If you have never experienced the danger of battle
unfolding all around you, the loneliness of imprisonment,
the agony of torture, or the pangs of starvation...
you are ahead of 500 million people in the world.

If you can attend a church meeting without fear of
persecution, harassment, arrest, torture, or death...
you are more blessed than three billion people in the world.

If your parents are still alive and still married...
you are very rare, even in the United States.

If you can read this message...
you are more blessed than over two billion people in the
world that cannot read at all.

Remember to count your blessings.

Ron Hutchcraft said...

Ten seconds can make a man's name known around the world if that ten seconds
happens to be in the Olympics and he happens to spend those ten seconds
running the hundred meter dash! And if he happens to win the gold medal!
Around the world the winner of that event is hailed as the world's fastest
human. Most of us have watched that exciting event, but most of us don't
realize what ultimately makes a man the winner. The obvious answer is he
runs the fastest, but in a sense, the winner is the one who slows down the

After our coverage of the Olympics, a well-known magazine included this
headline, "He who decelerates least wins!" The concept of deceleration
seems pretty odd to us casual observers because it appears that the runners
are speeding up continually. In fact, the sprinter usually peaks between 50
and 60 meters. Newsweek says the start can lose a race, but it seldom wins
it. The coach of the US men's Olympic track team said, "Nobody kills
anybody in the first 50 or 60 meters. The key is not to decelerate as much
as the other guy." So, that's the key to winning huh!

There are a lot of people who get off to a great start, spiritually that is,
but they don't finish well - they decelerate too soon. Our word for today
from the Word of God, Galatians 6:9, "Let us not become weary in doing good,
for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up." Now,
maybe you're getting weary in doing good; you're beginning to slow down. But
Jesus is saying today, "Keep your speed up man! This will pay off. Don't
slow down now!" That's why Hebrews calls us to "run with perseverance the
race set before us." That's why Paul wanted his testimony at the end of the
race to be this: "I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I
have kept the faith." That's II Timothy 4:7. God cares how we finish!

Somewhere back there you started running some race for your Lord. Your
uniform doesn't carry the name of your country, or your church, or your
organization, or even your own name - it carries the name of Jesus Christ.
You're Team Jesus. He's the One who must have felt like letting up as He
approached the horror of His last lap, but He did not decelerate. It could
be that you're getting ready to slow down; maybe you feel like dropping out.
The race has had some discouragement hasn't it? You're tired. There isn't
much support from the stands. Your opponents are tough. You're starting to
think about yourself a lot.

Can you hear Jesus, your coach, calling to you from the finish line, "Not
now, don't give up now, don't slow down now! You're about to win." Or
maybe you've been running for the Lord a long, long time and you just want
to rest this last lap. Or maybe you're getting a little careless and you're
tempted to even take a major detour here near the end. Don't do it. You've
run too long, you've run too well. Don't leave the track now. Go out in a
blaze of glory. Finish well. Finish like a champion! You'll have plenty of
time to rest up, you'll have plenty of time to celebrate when your race is
finally over. But right now in these limited years we have here, there is
still ground to cover. Don't slow up! Don't give up! Don't stop until you
run across that finish line and you hear your coach's long awaited praise,
"Well done good and faithful servant."

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Wußten Sie, daß Gott Sie liebt?
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