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  •  You are both wrong... (2+ / 0-)
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    mrblifil, wiscmass

    Correlation is not causation...

    Allow me to demonstrate.

    The increase in violent crime is due to the increase in Carbon Dioxide levels in the atmosphere.

    The increase in CO2 levels is also the cause of the increasing implementation of the death penalty.

    •  correlation is not necessarily causation (0+ / 0-)

      however, just because the correlation does exist does NOT mean causation is eliminated.

      iow, correlation does not automatically eliminate causation

      consider:

      you are walking across the street

      i hit you with my car

      you immediately feel pain and fall to the ground

      yes, it is possible you coincidentally suffered a myocardial infarction or perhaps, mmm, massive gas pains, and collapsed as a result of that and not the impact of the car.

      it is also possible you have been injured as a result of being hit by the car.

      and it is also possible that, if you coincidentally suffered a myocardial infarction, that it was perhaps triggered by the impact of the car

      :-)

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