Well, it looks like Freelee is mounting a response to Denise Mingers China Study Smackdown and in particular against the Paleos...erm I mean 'fully fledged corpse eaters'/'death-pushers'. Word has it that a pack of playing cards will be issued featuring the following 39 (at the time of writing) blogs. Only thirty-nine playing cards? Looks like those vegans are used to playing cards without a full deck. Freelee wants to redress the 'incorrect misinterpreted analysis' to swing the pendulum back towards Colin Campbell's 'correct misinterpreted analysis'.
Seriously though, on Denises blog there is some pretty detailed comment reaching in to the vagaries of statistical analysis that I'd guess would bamboozle most of us whether vegan or orthodox paleo. Veganmama made a very detailed and enlightening contribution (also posted on 30BAD).
Personally I hope that instead of taking sides and wanting to discredit Minger or Campbell or making appeals to authority ("i do find it difficult to believe that campbell after 20+ yrs of work on this, making raw data available, cautioning people right in the book about its misuse and having the resources of a university would make errors so blatant that they could be reveal by an amateur"), common ground can be found between both 'camps' and we can let the data speak for itself. I don't think either side of the argument should fear the outcome we should only fear self-delusion and, dishonesty under the guise of science.
I actually believe there is a lot of common ground between vegans and paloe-types. There is the interest in our personal health and also a wider environmental concern. The paleo types I know opt for animal produce that is farmed with high animal welfare standards and abhor animal suffering. I'd wager most paleos have an eye on ultimately actually catching their own wild food, and what could be more sustainable? Food, be it animal or plant based, from 'natural' ecosystems is way more sustainable (and offers greater biodiversity),than any farm - arable or pastoral.
The food wars have truly broken out in 2010, and The China Study looks like becoming the main battleground.