Wednesday, October 28, 2009

SYTYCD - Top 20 Perform

This is going to be a great year!  After seeing each in their own styles we now get to see them paired up and out of the comfort zone, well some of them at least.
Going into this I have a few favorites, but after this I will have a few more :)
SO NOT FAIR FOX!!!  How dare they take our voting rights away from us due to a BASEBALL GAME!?!?  Football I'd consider it, but baseball, ugh!! (Sorry baseball fans, but one I am not) Anywho, due to the baseball game the judges will be eliminating one guy and one girl at the end of the show!  They will pick the bottom 4 and they will DFTL and then 2 will have to go home. 
When they introduced the dancers first up was Brandon, so I'm guessing Billy Bell is gone.  And sure enough the judges confirm, he will need time to recuperate, not sure what illness he got that was that bad!  Hope he is OK and I'm with Nigel I will sure miss watching him.  Another bit of news is Noelle hurt her knee so she will be out this week and if she cannot perform next week she will also be replaced in the Top 20.  So with all the news out of the way lets get on with the performances.

Channing(Contemporary) and Phillip(Tap) - Jive by Jason Gilkilson
This was just OK to me.  Same thing Mary said, just OK.  I'm still not sure about Channing.  She advised us she was a tomboy and it kinda showed in her stiffness tonight!  Overall it was entertaining and they looked good (although Phillip is still weird looking to me) Neither have been added to my fav list, but they aren't completely x'd just yet.

Ashleigh(Ballroom) and Jakob(Contemporary) - Broadway by Tyce DiOrio
I believe Jakob will carry Ashleigh because unless she really messes up he is just an amazing dancer!!  Ashleigh next to him looks kinda big and clunky to me!  She wasn't appearing graceful at all.  The overall dance was great but I see this couple getting split up eventually.

Ariana(Contemporary) and Peter(Tap) - Hip Hop by Tabitha and Napolean
I am not sure what the judges were watching here.  I loved it!!  I thought the both of them danced it very well for NON-hip hop dancers!!  I was very impressed with the tapper and Ariana looked great!  The judges felt they never found their groove and it was sloppy.  I didn't see it, I'll go watch again to make sure, but this is why not getting to vote sux!! 

Noelle(Contemporary) and Russell(Krump) - Fox Trot by Tony Meredith
Since Noelle is hurt Russell danced with Tony's red head assistant...Melanie, I think??  Adam advised Russell that he continues to defy explanation.  He was really better than I expected.  He remains my favorite of the Top 20.  I think it wasn't perfect, but it was very different from the hard hitting Krump and he was very smooth!!  The sailor shuffles as Mary called them were really good and caught my attention off the bat!  I like this kid!  I want him to make Top 10!

Bianca(Tap) and Victor(Contemporary) - Contemporary by Travis Wall
This was beautiful.  Could have been better but overall really good!  Technique wise you can see the difference in the feet of the tapper compared to a contemporary dancer!  I understand what the judges are talking about in that aspect!  Still loved the routine and how kewl is it that Travis is making such a name for himself as a choreographer!!  He was season 2's winner for those who didn't know!  I think this couple will go far if they keep dancing like this!  They definitely have a connection and they can definitely let the audience in on it!!  That will get them far.

Karen(Latin Ballroom) and Kevin(Hip Hop) - Cha-Cha by Tony Meredith
I can't even really make comments as the music was so distracting!!  I don't care if it was Salt N Pepa or the Glee Club version that was just NOT the right song for the damn Cha-Cha!!  Karen is definitely good in her style, that is a given!  Kevin held his own and was impressive.  Please pick music that works for the style!  Ugh!  I can't comment on anything else as I said the music was distracting!

Ellenore(Contemporary Jazz) and Ryan(Ballroom) - Contemporary Jazz by Sonya Tayeh
Sonya is off the chain!!!  THAT was an amazing routine and the dancers executed it almost perfectly!!  There was just a slight lack of passion for me, but overall the best so far tonight!  Ryan is sexy far away, he's not cute in the face to me and he did very well for a Ballroom dancer, he was impressive.  This was Ellenore's style so I didn't expect anything less from her!!  Great job and leading the pack so far in my opinion!

Pauline(Jazz) and Brandon(Hip Hop) - Smooth Waltz by Jason Gilkilson
They make a cute couple but were prollly the worst couple, of course this is no fault of their own.  As we find out they had a whole day and a half to rehearse together and Brandon had no idea he would even be in this position 2 days ago so with that I think if we'd gotten to vote they MAY have been the bottom 3 anyway.  Then again they may have gotten sympathy votes so who knows.  They both looked very uncomfortable and way out of their element.  Still a cute couple, but nothing I'd want to see danced again.

Kathryn(Contemporary) and Legacy(B-Boy) - Hip Hop by Dave Scott
The was surprisingly very very good!!!  I loved the concept of the routine and the dancers played the roles well I think.  I didn't think Kathryn would be able to pull it off, but she did and Legacy impressed me.  I didn't think he had it in him at all, he proved me wrong!  I agree he was lucky to pull Hip Hop and not Ballroom but he still better than I expected him to do!  This is a close second for the best routine of the night for me. 

Mollee(Jazz) and Nate(Contemporary) - Disco by Doriana Sanchez
Disco, not my fav, but these two just seemed to be right in place doing it.  It was full of energy and performed well.  I like Nate and I think Mollee is maybe growing a little, we'll see.  Still not a fav, but the overall performance was good.

So now the judges get to pick the bottom 4 dancers and they will have to DFTL.  They select:
Ariana, Brandon, Pauline, and Russell.
Can't say that I agree with it at all, but it is what it is...... BS! hehe


Ariana (Contemporary) - This was just OK, when you are in the bottom and have to DFYL you have to BRING IT!  This was not was flung!  She just threw away her chance to move any further in this competition.

Russell (Krump) - WOW WOW and more WOW!!!!  That was just off da chain!  They have to keep him just based on that solo!!  I love this kid!!!  THAT is the true definition of DFYL make it so funky they can't say no!!

Pauline (Jazz) - Wow, impressive and she DFYL'd!!  She has lots of personality when she dances and was very good!

Brandon (Hip Hop) - Interesting....sort of a mix between hip hop and lyrical, but not enough IMO compared to Russell!!

So we go on a break and when we return the judges have selected unanimously the two folks going home.   We say good bye and good luck to:

Ariana Debose – 18 – Contemporary


Brandon Dumlao - 21 - Hip Hop

Nigel has announced that Brandon may be given an opportunity to come back next Season due to the circumstances surrounding his dismissal tonight.  I do believe he'll be back next year, but I also think that Nigel should just say that he is Top 20 and there will only be 19 spots available next Season, but I guess that wouldn't be fair if he didn't think he had to audition again.   Nate didn't.....hmmmm......

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

SYTYCD - Meet the Top 20

What a fun fun show!  No pressure just show us why your here and why we should like ya!  Great Idea Nigel!  Please hip American Idol to this new format!! 

Now I read on twitter after searching (#SYTYCD) that Billy had been replaced by 21 year old Hip Hopper Brandon Dumlao, but after watching the entire show I saw nothing about that and after watching tonight's show I have to admit that it would be a devastation for the show to loose Billy.   I will not be re-posting pictures in this blog so if you need to see who I'm talking about then you will need to go to the previous post where all the pictures are labeled with the dancer's full names and ages. Top 20 Announced Blog

Kat announced that Adam Shankman is now a permanent judge on the show.  There are now 4 judge's seats so this means what?  4 judges every week and more risk for tie votes when it comes to DFYL?  The 4th chair had a name on the back though.....Paula Abdul.  I have had respect for her from day one as a dancer/choreographer so I'm looking forward to hearing some of her critique.  More so than I was on American Idol!  She just seemed flustered on that panel!  I'm wondering if she will be an every week guest judge or if she's only going to do an appearance here and there and the other judges will still be guests.  I guess we'll see starting tomorrow night!! (Or tonight if you wanna be technical!)

Wade and Amanda Robson had the pleasure of choreographing the first group number.  I was a spin of off the 1930's and was OK for a Robson couple routine.  I think the choreographers all kept it simple tonight on purpose.  Let's face it, these kids have a LOT of work ahead of them, so why strain them out on routines that don't "count"!!  Although the routine was simple and appeared just really easy it was still enjoyable and I'm still looking forward to the rest of the season! 

Next was my favorite genre of dance and that is the Hip Hop.  Russell, Kevin and Legacy all teamed up to perform and made me realize there are no female Hip Hop dancers this year.  Russell and Kevin will definitely give each other competition, but I think Russell will have the better luck with other styles.  Legacy was still not impressive to me.  He did surprise me as he was able to keep up with Russell and Kevin but that was about it for now.  I liked the little Krump session in the middle of the routine, but it wasn't enough for me!   I want more!!

Next was the FIRST group of contemporary dancers (so many of them folks they got 2 groups!)  This group consisted of Nate, Ariana, Jakob, and Channing.  I liked everyone in this group except Channing.   I had a preconception about her and I'll have to admit, didn't pay much attention to her during the routine!  I was more interested in watching the one's I wasn't sure about yet.  Ariana is amazing!  Beautiful lines and just a cute little thing!   Jakob and Nate both dance masculine and THAT I can deal with in a male contemporary dancer.  I hate the "feminine" moving male contemporary dancers!  I liked Nate from his audition a year ago though so I was really watching Ariana and Jakob and I liked them both.  Jakob may be this seasons high flyer!  Always appears to be just gliding through the air! 

Next up were the tappers.  I think it's sooo funny how a tapper has NEVER made the Top 20 and this season we end up with 3 of these guys!!  Bianca, Peter, and Phillip of course warrant a brand new choreographer to the show and it's Derick K. Grant.  I was really really hoping for Savion Glover, but no such luck :(   After watching their routine I am so glad that Tap is not a genre they will ever have to pick!!  I like Tap, but this routine was kinda sloppy and boring.  Granted (hehe..get that??) they have all been given pretty simple routines, but they still needed to make this just a little bit more exciting.  Bianca was a favorite of mine from last year, but she was cut during Vegas week.  Last night I couldn't even focus on her tapping because of the pants she had appeared the crotch was hanging down by her knees and just did not do her any justice at all!  Phillip is OK, he's just to weird looking to really care (I know horrible, but he is) Peter impressed me since I didn't know what to expect from him.  I thought he performed the best out of the 3 and is really really CUTE! hehe

Next was the Jazz group.  Mollee, Pauline, and Ellenore fell into this category.  Mohawk Sonya was back this year to cover this genre.  She is one of my favorite choreographers by far so I was looking forward to this.  They talked about how it would be fast, but sexy.....Didn't see it.  The routine was OK, but other than being dressed in little tutu's I didn't really see sexy.  Adam went on and on about how they filled the sexy shoes, but not to me they didn't.  Mollee still looked like she was 14 to me...except maybe 14 attempting to be 16.  Pauline just looked wild kinda and Ellenore looked like she wasn't sure and held back a little.  I have to see more from them, but this number just didn't spark anything for any of them for me.  I liked Ellenore before tonight and still remain undecided about Mollee and Pauline.

Second group of contemporary dancers are now up.  This group consists of Victor, Noelle, Billy, and Kathryn.  I was impressed with this group.  They worked with Mandy Moore and she may have saved the girls for me.  They were both not impressive after Vegas week.  They are both just completely annoying, but they danced their hinnies off in that routine and it was really really good!!  Billy's lines are just OFF DA HOOK!  It was so nice to watch.  He has a tendency to get sorta feminine but you can just see the technique ooooze off of this kid when he's's just sick! (In a good way!)  So if Noelle and Kathryn don't talk and just dance I could like them..LOL   Victor was good too, but I think Billy outshined him just a little!!  Overall, I think this group had the best performance of the night!!

Last group was our Latin Ballroom dancers choreographed by Jason Gilkison.  Ryan and Ashleigh, the married couple and then Karen.  Karen is from Venezuela and boy does she have sexy Latina coming from all angles when she's on stage!  She is definitely more natural than Ashleigh and I think a better performer.  Ashleigh will get on my nerves this season if I have to keep seeing her mouth the words "He's mine" anytime they talk about Ryan!!  Ryan could have been on that stage by himself and I think I would have still enjoyed the routine!  He is better than his wife as well!

So tomorrow night starts first night of competition.  I thought we were going to be told who was paired with who tonight but I guess we'll have to wait till tomorrow! 

Saturday, October 24, 2009

SYTYCD - Top 20 Announced & My Opinions

OK, so it’s that time again since we are now getting to enjoy SYTYCD during primetime!! I must admit I was more excited about this than I am about American Idol this year!! I guess being married to a vocalist has made me a singing/dancing competition junkie!! I’ve even been watching Randy Jackson’s ABDC (America’s Best Dance Crew) Anywho, This Season’s (6) Top 20 has been revealed and it’s time for me to give my opinions so here they are:

Ariana Debose – 18 – Contemporary
Dancer from NC that has been dancing since she was 3. We didn’t see much of her during Vegas week, but the clips we did see she looks like she’s good. Hopefully we will get to know her better in this season’s special “Get to know the Dancers” Episode that will air the day before the competition airs. Again she will need to stand out to be noticed amongst the 8 or 9 Contemporary dancers there this year!

Ashleigh Di Lello – 26 – Ballroom
She auditioned with her husband who appears to be a much better dancer, but she does have talent. Not sure about her personality yet though. She made it to the Top 20 only because Paula turned the show down after revealing she accepted a movie contract that will conflict. So Ashleigh is really lucky to be there and she had better DFHL (dance for her life) every time she hits that stage cuz as soon as she is bottom 3 the judges may boot her considering she got in on a “technicality”.  Then again so did Comfort...hehe

Bianca Revels – 20 - Tap
I am so excited for her. Last year after getting cut she claimed she was going to quit. Showing up this year proved that she didn’t do that and I’m so glad to see her make it this year! Can you believe it, the first year a tapper makes it to the Top 20 and there are 3 of them in the Top 20!! I’m hoping she pulls off the other styles well enough to make Top 10, I really like her so far!

Channing Cooke - 18 - Contemporary
She has been competing locally in her hometown of Haverhill, MA. She’s one of Nigel’s early favorites. For me she has not shown me anything that makes me like her yet. I’m hard on contemporary dancers since they are a dime a dozen in these competitions. They have to really stand out to get my attention and other than being a pretty girl I haven’t seen anything that says “yeah” to me yet. She does like watching football so maybe that’s a plus!! HAHA

Ellenore Scott – 19 – Contemporary/Jazz
Ellenore was a breath of fresh air during her audition and I’ve enjoyed watching her since! I expect this gal to go far just simply on personality, but she has great technique as well. She also has a dance style of her own called “Lockerina” and I’m sure they will give her an opportunity to showcase it at sometime during the season if not on the Monday night Special where we get to meet ALL the dancers and see them in their own styles.

Karen Hauer – 27 – Latin Ballroom
I like Karen when she dances Latin Ballroom. She’s definitely a hot little thing and can work those hips in the ballroom area. I’m looking forward to seeing who she’s paired with and how well she pulls off other styles!


Kathryn McCormick – 19 – Contemporary
Kathryn is annoying once she starts crying, so as long as she doesn’t have to talk and cry at the same time we can hopefully tolerate her. She’s not a favorite of mine and will prolly never be. We’ll leave it at that for now.

Mollee Gray – 18 – Jazz
So she is kinda a star already. She’s been in all three High School Musical pictures so she’s worked with Season 3’s winner Sabra. The only thing about her is she just looks like a very little kid. She just turned 18 I think but hasn’t “grown” into that woman-hood look. This may throw the routines a little if she doesn’t come off seductive and sultry depending on what routines she pulls. We’ll see. Jazz falls into the same contemporary category and I need to see more.

Noelle Marsh – 18 – Contemporary
Between her and her BFF Mollee she is more annoying *rolls eyes*. I have to seriously remember that they are only 18. Maybe that’s why she’s more annoying…..Mollee still looks like she’s 14 whereas this girl could pass for her 20’s so yeah, she’s annoying. Hopefully her dancing is much better so that I can overlook just how annoying she is!! She teaches dance back in NC where she’s from. Other than being annoying she hasn’t stood out from the other Contemporary dancers yet.

Pauline Mata – 19 - Jazz
Pauline got hurt during Vegas week and was unable to perform the last Broadway routine from Tyce, but they had seen enough and have added her to the Top 20. I’m looking forward to seeing what she has to offer since she was able to pull a spot without completing Vegas week. She is currently a dance teacher in CA so we’ll see what the next few weeks offer.

Billy Bell – 19 – Contemporary
Billy is currently a student at Julliard and it truly shows!! Amazing technique, but he annoys me for other reasons. Nothing from his talent though. I expect him to go far just cuz he’s been trained in everything!!! I don’t think there is anything he won’t be able to do. He’ll just have to get people to like him and vote for him.

Jakob Karr – 19 – Contemporary
I only remember one clip of Jakob and it was OK. As a contemporary dancer I need to see much more than he’s shown already. I’m not impressed yet, but that can change.

Kevin Hunte – 23 – Hip Hop
This is his second go around if I remember correctly. The first year didn’t work for him with Twitch and Joshua in the picture. Who ended up 1st and 2nd place that year. He’s put in more work and came back and earned his spot this Season. He’s a really good Hip Hop dancer but if he pulls ballroom his first week, not sure how well he’ll do. I’m hoping he gets good routines so he can stay for a while.

Legacy Perez – 28 – Hip Hop/B-boy
Mia has been calling him an asshole since his first audition and I tend to agree with her. He came in so arrogant and he’s not that good!!! I’m SHOCKED to see him in the Top 20! I’m usually an automatic fan of the Hip Hop dancers specially ones that have no formal training but his personality just rubbed me wrong from the beginning and he will have to work to make me a fan. He was in the movie Stomp the Yard and maybe that’s why he was so arrogant, but please … no one remembers you, OK!?

Nathan Trasoras – 18 – Contemporary
This kid auditioned last year but he was only 17 so Nigel gave him a ticket to Vegas for Season 6 and he made it to the Top 20!! I’m excited to see him make it and looking forward to seeing good things from him as well.

Peter Sabasino – 22 - Tap
This is one of the other Tap dancers that made it to the Top 20. He’s been dancing for 16 years and I think it shows. He’s a dance teacher in Philly. I’m not sure what to expect from other styles but his training seems to show he can handle it. Not bad looking either so he’ll be popular! Hehe

Phillip Attmore – 25 - Tap
And our final Tap dancer of the Top 20, has been on stage with numerous other dancers. I haven’t seen much from him so I will have to wait and see. I’m excited that he’s NOT contemporary, but not sure what else he can do.

Russell Ferguson – 20 – Hip Hop
This is prolly my favorite dancer this year!! We will FINALLY get to see what Krump really looks like. I know even if he doesn’t pull that card they will showcase him in group routines as long as he’s there! He’s studied at the Boston Art Academy although I thought he told Nigel during Vegas week he had no formal training. Hmmm….. Still I was MUCH impressed with his Salsa during Vegas week and then he even pulled of Mia’s Contemporary piece…I’m very excited about him and I’m sure we will see him in the Top 10! I wouldn’t mind seeing him win, but it’s too early to make that type of prediction. We will have to see who he’s partnered with and so forth.

Ryan Di Lello – 28 – Ballroom
This is Ashleigh’s hunky hubby (big forhead, huh) who was a shoe-in for the Top 20 from their auditions it seemed from the judges’ reactions to him and his wife audition. I’m not a huge regular Ballroom fan, but he is good so we’ll see how far he gets.

Victor Smalley – 21 - Contemporary
He’s only been dancing for 5 years, but has proven to be quite good. I like him well enough, but he will have to keep up and not sure he can technically! We’ll see. I’m looking forward to seeing what he has to offer. Very not bad looking…hehe

OK, so as I have mentioned a couple of times before there is a new show this year called: SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE: MEET THE TOP 20. It airs Monday, Oct 26th 8/7 c. During this episode they will showcase each of the dancers in their own style and genre and they will feature a group number choreographed by a couple of the choreographers together. At the end of this hour Nigel, Mary, and Adam will be pairing the dancers up with their partners for the first part of the competition, which airs the next night Tuesday Oct 27th. I think this is one of the best ideas! This way everyone knows what everyone else knows about the unknowns or the ones that didn’t earn a “spotlight” during Vegas week.

So I’ll be back…..enjoy and be happy!!!

Friday, October 16, 2009

GOD vs. Science

This was sent to me via email and I thought it was an interesting read and wanted to share :)

'Let me explain the problem science has with religion.'

The atheist professor of philosophy pauses before his class and then asks one of his new students to stand.

'You're a Christian, aren't you, son?'

'Yes sir,' the student says.

'So you believe in God?'

'Absolutely. '

'Is God good?'

'Sure! God's good.'

'Is God all-powerful? Can God do anything?'


'Are you good or evil?'

'The Bible says I'm evil.'

The professor grins knowingly. 'Aha! The Bible! He considers for a moment. 'Here's one for you. Let's say there's a sick person over here and you can cure him. You can do it. Would you help him? Would you try?'

'Yes sir, I would.'

'So you're good...!'

'I wouldn't say that.'

'But why not say that? You'd help a sick and maimed person if you could. Most of us would if we could. But God doesn't.'

The student does not answer, so the professor continues. 'He doesn't, does he? My brother was a Christian who died of cancer, even though he prayed to Jesus to heal him. How is this Jesus good? Can you answer that one?'

The student remains silent. 'No, you can't, can you?' the professor says. He takes a sip of water from a glass on his desk to give the student time to relax. 'Let's start again, young fella. Is God good?'

'Er..yes,' the student says.

'Is Satan good?'

The student doesn't hesitate on this one. 'No.'

'Then where does Satan come from?'

The student falters. 'From God'

'That's right. God made Satan, didn't he? Tell me, son. Is there evil in this world?'

'Yes, sir..'

'Evil's everywhere, isn't it? And God did make everything, correct?'


'So who created evil?' The professor continued, 'If God created everything, then God created evil, since evil exists, and according to the principle that our works define who we are, then God is evil.'

Again, the student has no answer. 'Is there sickness? Immorality? Hatred? Ugliness? All these terrible things, do they exist in this world?'

The student squirms on his feet. 'Yes.'

'So who created them?'

The student does not answer again, so the professor repeats his question. 'Who created them?' There is still no answer. Suddenly the lecturer breaks away to pace in front of the classroom. The class is mesmerized. 'Tell me,' he continues onto another student. 'Do you believe in Jesus Christ, son?'

The student's voice betrays him and cracks. 'Yes, professor, I do.'

The old man stops pacing. 'Science says you have five senses you use to identify and observe the world around you. Have you ever seen Jesus?'

'No sir. I've never seen Him.'

'Then tell us if you've ever heard your Jesus?'

'No, sir, I have not..'

'Have you ever felt your Jesus, tasted your Jesus or smelt your Jesus? Have you ever had any sensory perception of Jesus Christ, or God for that matter?'

'No, sir, I'm afraid I haven't.'

'Yet you still believe in him?'


'According to the rules of empirical, testable, demonstrable protocol, science says your God doesn't exist... What do you say to that, son?'

'Nothing,' the student replies.. 'I only have my faith.'

'Yes, faith,' the professor repeats. 'And that is the problem science has with God. There is no evidence, only faith.'

The student stands quietly for a moment, before asking a question of His own. 'Professor, is there such thing as heat? '

' Yes.

'And is there such a thing as cold?'

'Yes, son, there's cold too.'

'No sir, there isn't.'

The professor turns to face the student, obviously interested. The room suddenly becomes very quiet. The student begins to explain. 'You can have lots of heat, even more heat, super-heat, mega-heat, unlimited heat, white heat, a little heat or no heat, but we don't have anything called 'cold'. We can hit d own to 458 degrees below zero, which is no heat, but we can't go any further after that. There is no such thing as cold; otherwise we would be able to go colder than the lowest -458 degrees. Every body or object is susceptible to study when it has or transmits energy, and heat is what makes a body or matter have or transmit energy. Absolute zero (-458 F) is the total absence of heat. You see, sir, cold is only a word we use to describe the absence of heat. We cannot measure cold. Heat we can measure in thermal units because heat is energy. Cold is not the opposite of heat, sir, just the absence of it.'

Silence across the room. A pen drops somewhere in the classroom, sounding like a hammer.

'What about darkness, professor. Is there such a thing as darkness?'

'Yes,' the professor replies without hesitation.. 'What is night if it isn't darkness?'

'You're wrong again, sir. Darkness is not something; it is the absence of something. You can have low light, normal light, bright light, flashing light, but if you have no light constantly you have nothing and it's called darkness, isn't it? That's the meaning we use to define the word. In reality, darkness isn't. If it were, you would be able to make darkness darker, wouldn't you?'

The professor begins to smile at the student in front of him. This will be a good semester. 'So what point are you making, young man?'

'Yes, professor. My point is, your philosophical premise is flawed to start with, and so your conclusion must also be flawed.'

The professor's face cannot hide his surprise this time. 'Flawed? Can you explain how?'

'You are working on the premise of duality,' the student explains.. 'You argue that there is life and then there's death; a good God and a bad God. You are viewing the concept of God as something finite, something we can measure. Sir, science can't even explain a thought.' 'It uses electricity and magnetism, but has never seen, much less fully understood either one. To view death as the opposite of life is to be ignorant of the fact that death cannot exist as a substantive thing. Death is not the opposite of life, just the absence of it.' 'Now tell me, professor.. Do you teach your students that they evolved from a monkey?'

'If you are referring to the natural evolutionary process, young man, yes, of course I do.'

'Have you ever observed evolution with your own eyes, sir?'

The professor begins to shake his head, still smiling, as he realizes where the argument is going. A very good semester, indeed.

'Since no one has ever observed the process of evolution at work and cannot even prove that this process is an on-going endeavor, are you not teaching your opinion, sir? Are you now not a scientist, but a preacher?'

The class is in uproar. The student remains silent until the commotion has subsided. 'To continue the point you were making earlier to the other student, let me give you an example of what I mean.' The student looks around the room. 'Is there anyone in the class who has ever seen the professor's brain?' The class breaks out into laughter. 'Is there anyone here who has ever heard the professor's brain, felt the professor's brain, touched or smelt the professor's brain? No one appears to have done so. So, according to the established rules of empirical, stable, demonstrable protocol, science says that you have no brain, with all due respect, sir.' 'So if science says you have no brain, how can we trust your lectures, sir?'

Now the room is silent. The professor just stares at the student, his face unreadable. Finally, after what seems an eternity, the old man answers. 'I Guess you'll have to take them on faith.'

'Now, you accept that there is faith, and, in fact, faith exists with life,' the student continues. 'Now, sir, is there such a thing as evil?' Now uncertain, the professor responds, 'Of course, there is. We see it Everyday. It is in the daily example of man's inhumanity to man. It is in The multitude of crime and violence everywhere in the world. These manifestations are nothing else but evil.'

To this the student replied, 'Evil does not exist sir, or at least it does not exist unto itself. Evil is simply the absence of God. It is just like darkness and cold, a word that man has created to describe the absence of God. God did not create evil. Evil is the result of what happens when man does not have God's love present in his heart. It's like the cold that comes when there is no heat or the darkness that comes when there is no light.'

The professor sat down.

If you read it all the way through and had a smile on your face when you finished, mail to your friends and family with the title 'God vs. Science'

PS: the student was Albert Einstein
Albert Einstein wrote a book titled God vs. Science in 1921...