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Correlation does not equal causation
RE: Correlation does not equal causation
(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.

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