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The University of Texas Psychology Department
Graduation Ceremony
May 19, 2012

"Experiment" by Cole Porter

Read by Dennis McFadden, Ph.D., Ashbel Smith Professor Emeritus of Psychology

Before you leave these portals

To meet less fortunate mortals

There is just one final message I would give to you

You all have learned reliance

On the sacred teachings of science

So I hope thru life you never will decline

In spite of philistine defiance

To do what all good scientists do

Experiment . . . make it your motto day and night

Experiment . . . and it will lead you to the light

The apple on the top of the tree is never too high to achieve

So take an example from Eve . . . Experiment

Be curious . . . tho interfering friends may frown

Get furious at each attempt to hold you down

If this advice you always employ, the future can offer you infinite joy

And merriment

Experiment  .  .  .  and you'll see

Updated 23 July 2012
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