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13-05-2014, 10:16 AM
Correlation does not imply causation
Yes, yes, I know, we all know that.
But in case you're having a hard time making it clear, here is a website with many graphs that show correlation between totally unrelated things.

It's interesting and pretty funny to think about.

http://www.tylervigen.com/

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13-05-2014, 10:20 AM
RE: Correlation does not imply causation
I have not seen this website before. Laugh out load

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13-05-2014, 10:22 AM
RE: Correlation does not imply causation
(13-05-2014 10:16 AM)undergroundp Wrote:  Yes, yes, I know, we all know that.
But in case you're having a hard time making it clear, here is a website with many graphs that show correlation between totally unrelated things.

It's interesting and pretty funny to think about.

http://www.tylervigen.com/

I hope it hasn't been posted before Blush

Great site, thanks.

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13-05-2014, 10:51 AM
RE: Correlation does not imply causation
I love that site. I saw it a few days ago on a skeptic forum on FB.

The one that I'm upset they didn't have on there is the direct correlation between violent crime and ice cream sales. I learned that one in a stats class many years ago and it was my go to example until I found that site.

Excuse me, I'm making perfect sense. You're just not keeping up.

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13-05-2014, 11:02 AM
RE: Correlation does not imply causation
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This one would make sense, because after the oil is imported on Norway, doesn't it travel on a train?

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13-05-2014, 12:18 PM
RE: Correlation does not imply causation
OK...... everybody quit eating sour cream, I dont wanna wreck my bike. Big Grin

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13-05-2014, 01:17 PM
RE: Correlation does not imply causation
I absolutely love these!

But just to play devil's advocate for a moment, (I'm waiting on a phone call and extremely bored, Sue me,) one could dismiss *any* argument with the assertion that correlation =/= causation. If there is reason to suspect the causation, we need to look into the correlation deeper. Drinking Beverage

That obviously doesn't apply to any of the graphs on that site, but you know what I mean.

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13-05-2014, 01:33 PM
RE: Correlation does not imply causation
(13-05-2014 10:20 AM)Vosur Wrote:  [Image: OfQYQW8.png]

Are there really hundreds of people in the US who die annually by becoming tangled in their bedsheets? Consider

How exactly is that supposed to work? Excessive writhing in dangerously wild wet dreams?!

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