“So that’s why Pontius Pilate washed his hands – it can help ease niggling doubts about decisions”
The latest research, reported in the journal Science, looked at whether the phenomenon extends to decisions with little or no moral implications by asking a set of volunteers to pick between two CDs or two jams.
On Monday afternoon officers from the corporation handed activists letters giving them 48 hours to clear away tents. If, as seems inevitable, this does not happen, court action will start on Wednesday, although the complex case could drag on for several months.
News of Knowles’s resignation was announced at one of the camp’s regular mass meetings, prompting a loud cheer. However the activists, part of a global wave of similar occupations against the perceived excesses of the global finance system, are keen that the travails of the church do not obstruct their primary targets.