This is the first part of two videos. My son’s 15-student team at Accelerated Learning Lab (Tucson) is preparing for Arizona Science Olympiad competition, which was held in Phoenix in 3 March 2013. In these video clips you will see their rigorous preparation for the upcoming state competition in which they will compete in 26 science and engineering events against 35 other high schools with student population 100 times bigger than Accelerated Learning Lab (ALL). They won 2nd position in Arizona. (You will see the list of participating high schools, their rank and student population under the videos). This was not a regular accomplishment since the average student population of other schools is more than 1700, while ALL’s total high school enrollment is merely 17. In other words, my son’s school competed against 35 high schools with 60155 student population and won the second place. I will post the link to the second half of this video containing clips from the competition and awards ceremony. Of course, the team would not be successful without the education, training and support of ALL’s dedicated staff: I thank the headmaster Dr. David Jones, math teacher Dr. Marcus Calhoun-Lopez and the counselor Serei Kay.
So, when I heard a papal incarnation of historical absurdity and violence preaching to the world about reason and peace, my initial reaction was a smile on my face, since that kind of contradiction would perfectly fit the entire theatrical absurdity. It is as absurd as the Sunni Usama Bin Laden or his Evangelical counterpart George W. Bush preaching to the world about peace and reason. However, when I remembered that about a billion people take this guy’s word seriously, and that the world’s only super-duper power is run by an idiot evangelist who thinks that he is a messenger of God, then my smile faded. It must be the another sign of the end of the world! Take notice, dear Jehovah’s Witnesses! This time you might have a hit!
If Jesus came today and entered Vatican, he would repeat his words when he entered the Synagogue controlled by Pharisees. In fact, he would be even more furious, since these modern Pharisees are doing even worse and this time in his name!