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Author Topic: Correlation is not causation  (Read 2271 times)

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Correlation is not causation
« on: May 10, 2014, 01:05:15 PM »
You have heard that said, maybe even said it yourself. But there are those that still don't get it. Spurious Correlations will help illustrate it in a way that others can understand. 1000's of examples. Have fun finding the craziest ones.



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Re: Correlation is not causation
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2014, 01:10:29 PM »
Fantastic find, thanks for sharing.  :up:

Every experimental scientist should be forced to keep those printed out in a book to caution them before jumping to conclusions about how variables might be related.

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Re: Correlation is not causation
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2014, 02:31:45 PM »
That's just epic App!

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Re: Correlation is not causation
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2014, 03:14:01 PM »
This reminds me of my favorite Archie Bunker quote:

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Gloria Bunker-Stivic: Daddy, did you know that sixty percent of the people murdered in this country in the last ten years were killed by guns?

Archie Bunker: Would it make you feel any better, little girl, if they was pushed out of windows?