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• ##### FrankRose, run the correlation for me(1+ / 0-)
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coquiero

Until then, you aren't 'proving' squat. The facts are simple: gun ownership correlates with suicide. I've put up links to more than one study showing that. One such study even claims that the non-gun suicide rate is the same in low (urban) and high (rural) states; which surprises even me. Finding some outlier counterexamples doesn't change the correlation. Can you explain, in the language of statistics, what it is you are "proving" and why you think you have done so?

You are just like the conservative idiots who say there is no climate change problem because it snows one day. Indeed, I think you would fit in much better with the conservative anti-math anti-science movement. Are you sure you didn't join here by mistake?

• ##### You haven't even managed to wrap your head(1+ / 0-)
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theatre goon

around the simple numbers I had to provide to you that showed that over 26% of the claimed 'correlations' were actually contrary, because you eschewed looking at two simple maps, instead choosing to barf-out invented words.

Here, let me put it to you in language you have already demonstrated such a virtuosity for: LOL GUN FETISHIST< GUN NUT!!!111!!!r u a CONSERVAATIVE?!!?!!

Those who would sacrifice liberty for security deserve neither.

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• ##### Look correlation up in a dictionary(1+ / 0-)
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coquiero

"Claimed 'correlations'"—you are confusing correlations with data points?!

You are innumerate. Sorry, but you should spend less time on the firing range and more at some community college stats class.

I'm done here. You simply don't know what you are talking about in terms of statistical evidence. Maybe it isn't guns, maybe you are that clueless about everything but guns are they only thing important to you that you will venture onto the Web and show you wouldn't know a correlation coefficient if it bit you in the butt.

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