January 19, 2008


Ben Goldacre has just recommended that old classic, How to lie with statistics, while analysing a newspaper "survey". But what amused me was the "sponsored link" I saw when I clicked on the Amazon link—it's a book I've been meaning to read since it was a set text at university.

A New World Order: Coming Soon
www.worldslastchance.com USA & Papacy Behind it: Are you Ready? Learn Bible Prophecy.

No, I haven't checked it, despite its probable relevance to this year's Annual End-of-the world Post.

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Ah yes, another anti-NWO religious paranoia site. Probably the longest-running such place is the Cutting Edge Ministries site, to be found at www.cuttingedge.org, which includes rants to the effect that the Pope is in charge of all of the world's pagans, (I must have missed that memorandum when it was being disseminated,) and that no True Christian (tm) should ever plant trees, because planting trees is the first step onto the slippery slope down to nature worship, and thence to witchcraft and Satanism

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