Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Recently, in my English class, we read the book The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells. It is about a man who, through years of research and experimentation, actually turns himself invisible! It was an interesting book to say the least.

Science fiction is a unique genre. It is sometimes a person's perception and personal explanation for an unexplainable phenomena. Other times it becomes a fabricated story stemming from the depths of a human imagination. Science fiction authors take earthly knowledge, exaggerate or expand upon it in a futuristic or improbable way, and set a story in a realistic setting.

While works of this genre are entertaining, they are rarely based on any proven scientific fact and are definitely not to be taken seriously. When given serious thought, most ideas in science fiction are ludicrous!

Although I enjoy reading science fiction occasionally, it is not my favorite genre as it frequently contradicts logic and my religious beliefs.

Hail to the Chief!

I support Senator John McCain for the office of presidency of the United States. I have faith that as commander in chief of our nation, he will do whatever it takes to maintain the great standard of our country.
First of all, I admire the fact that McCain wants to finish the job in Iraq before recalling troops. I believe that this is the safest and most effective way to end the war. We started this war as a nation and we should carry it out to completion in demonstration of our strength.

Another issue I am quite concerned about is the recent downfall in our economy. I think that McCain showed true leadership and patriotism by putting his campaign on hold to go to work in Washington to try to solve the economic crisis. He put his country ahead of his personal gain.

I also believe that our education system is in serious need of reform. As Senator McCain's running mate, Governor Sarah Palin, mentioned in the vice presidential debate, the No Child Left Behind program needs more flexibility in its policies. Moreover, our nation's schools and educators need additional funding to improve test scores and literacy rates.

I wish Senator McCain the best of luck in the remainder of his campaign. I hope that this November he is the man making a victory speech.