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Do You Truly Understand?: Correlation Does Not Imply Causation

correlation_does_not_equal_causation_bachmannI found a great little infographic on correlation vs. causation, which is one of the most important lessons every science-minded person must learn in order to effectively understand the world. People have the tendency to make assumptions based on things they don’t understand, because they have not learnt the fundamentals of critical thinking. For example, many people buy cold medicines, which end up “completely curing” clients after a week of usage. Most people would chalk their recovery up to the medicine, when it really may have been nothing more than just a function of time. So this article will clear up some misconceptions involved in the correlation/causation confusion.

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