I've stumbled across this series of blog posts by an estimable fellow called William M Briggs, exposing the charlatanism of Sam Harris and his idiotic PLOS1 paper. Depressing that such statistically meaningless junk gets published. But people will believe what they want to believe, especially when there are pretty "scientific" pictures.
Saw the PM, William Hague, IDS and various other ministers at a big social event last night. All in very good form and heart. It's a huge responsibility that they are undertaking, and they are seriously trying with real values and dedication. Recent economic data suggests that we might well avoid a technical "double dip" recession, and I really hope we do.