Truth-teller of the week: More people trust their hairdreser to tell the truth than they do priest and clergy and the police according to the Ipsos MORI Veracity Index. Doctors head the truth-tellers list, with scientists also reassuringly high on the list. Bankers are trusted less than builders – unsurprisingly, politicians remain rooted at the bottom of the league table.
Filed: Sunday Round-ups
Pointlessness of the Week: An inquiry into the failure of the polling companies to correctly forecast the outcome of last year’s general election concludes that they had indeed failed to correctly forecast the outcome, but were not entirely sure why.
Meanwhile, Parliament bows to the ‘wisdom of crowds’ to debate whether or not to ban Donald Trump from entering the country. Unsurprisingly, the nays had it, so no time and money wasted there then. Of course, if Donald Trump didn’t exist, it is unlikely that anyone would have the nerve to invent him. Read more ›››
Conspiracy of the Week: Thanks to Roger for alerting me to the university professor who believes the Sandy Hook mass shooting was a plot to bring in gun-control, that the children never existed and that the parents were paid government stooges.
This one had passed me by and is bizarre even by conspiracy theorist standards. The professor has now been sacked by Florida Atlantic University. Read more ›››