Thanks Bryan for an excellent article. People too often assume some wondrous external factor in what is usually, as you eloquently point out, merely a statistical probability. Sadly I doubt this will mean fewer junk books like In Search of Excellence or Seven Habits of Highly Effective People and it certainly won’t mean we become less easily duped by books claiming that we’re all gluten-intolerant or that magic crystal detox baths “really” work….

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