Interesting developments in Groups A and B

Everybody has had one game and Groups A and B have had two and there have been some interesting developments.

The big news of Group A is just how bad France has looked with just one point after a tie with Uruguay and a stunning 2-0 loss to Mexico earlier today.  France could go home without [...]

It’s not the vuvuzelas Cup . . .

The constant blare of the vuvuzelas (B flat at up to 127 decibels) may strike some as the signature note of this World Cup, but I am coming to think of this World Cup as the Social Networking Cup.  I had been thinking about this theme already when I got a message on the Facebook  [...]

Stephen Hawking, H. G. Wells and the Neanderthals

H. G. Wells’ The War of the Worlds, Stephen Hawking’ recent Discovery Channel specials and the latest news on Human Evolution and our friends the Neanderthals may seem like disparate threads to unite into a common theme, but bear with me.

In episode two of Stephen Hawkings’ Universe, Hawking warns that SETI (the Search for Extraterrestrial [...]

My World Cup Predictions

The World Cup starts in just a few days, so its time to make predictions.  Most of the first round winners are pretty obvious, but second place calls are more challenging in some groups.  So here goes:

In Group A France is the obvious pick for first place. Although Mexico has not fared [...]