Psychology Class. God's Creations. And Neurologists.

Destiny snaps a selfie during her Psychology lab class. October 27, 2015, DestinyJackson.org

How Psychology Class Strengthened My Appreciation for God's Creations...and Neurologists

On Tuesday, October 27, 2015, I sure was in for a shock! Can you believe I actually dissected a sheep's brain? The moment I realized this is what we were doing in Psychology class, my ethics radar signaled. I questioned: Should I opt out of doing this? 

Although, the thought of the dissection definitely caused cognitive dissonance initially, today's lab dissection was truly a memorable learning experience. I prayed on it. In result, the Heavenly Father is assured that my intention is never to harm his creations or creatures in anyway.

A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast: but the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel.

Proverbs 12:10

My upcoming psychology lab homework entails labeling the following 14 parts of the brain: cerebellum, medulla, pons, fourth ventricle, laterial ventricle, superior colliculus, inferior colliculus, thalamus, hypothalamus, splenium of corpus callosum, corpus callosum, optiac chaism, pituitary, and olfactory bulb. 

A close-up of the dissection specimen during Destiny's Psychology lab class. October 27, 2015, DestinyJackson.org

In more reflection, although God created man to have dominion over animals, that doesn't give man the impetus to mistreat them.

And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. 

Genesis 1:26

A snapshot of Destiny's work station including micro-dissecting instruments and purple gloves. October 27, 2015, DestinyJackson.org

I recognized that the dissection was definitely a learning experience. I gained greater appreciation for the brain and all of its beautiful intricacy. It also reminded me of the important and valuable role of neurologists in our society

 

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