I sort of fell off the wagon quickly trying to deal with a end of year work blitz and trying to help my daughter with looking a lacrosse schools. However, no blog should miss the chance of end of year summaries and predictions.
The ability to predict what will happen was one of humans many evolutionary advantages.
The Higgs Boson gets formally found.
Mitt Romney wins the Republican primaries.
The Presidential election seems like it is a coin flip right now - but call I must: Obama wins a 2nd term as President. The reasons I think this will happen are pretty mundane: 1) it is hard to dump a sitting President, 2) Obama has some genuine accomplishments, and 3) the Tea Party line the GOP is forced to tow is not popular with independents. Even though the economic picture looks grim, the GOP has nothing new to offer except - you got it - tax cuts for the rich.
We will see little or no progress on the deficit this year and the reasons will be entirely political.
Iran will not detonate a nuclear weapon in 2012, but already has the material to make one or more bombs.
We will not make it out of Afghanistan in 2012, but we will by the end of 2014.
- The Packers will (sadly) win another Super Bowl.
- LSU will win the National Championship by defeating Alabama.
- We will not get a football playoff system for BCS level teams, despite the fact that every other NCAA football division has a play-off system.
- I don't care enough about pro basketball, baseball, or hockey to make any predictions about that.