RE: Correlation does not equal causation12th January 2017, 15:44 (This post was last modified: 12th January 2017, 15:45 by Crossless1. Edited 1 time in total.)
(11th January 2017, 13:24)Jesster Wrote: Of course this chart is bullshit. We already know that people really drown themselves after Adam Sandler releases a film.
The chart is definitely bullshit, and unfortunately it only muddies the waters in any sensible discussion of the difference between correlation and causation.
To wit: While there is a correlation between drowning deaths and Nick Cage films, there is a causal relationship between Nick Cage films that are American remakes of good foreign films (City of Angels/Wings of Desire and The Wicker Man) and intentional drownings -- suicides and homicides alike.