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  •  A clue, yes, proof not really (0+ / 0-)
    prove ? no, but any good scientist will tell you, correlation will show you the paths that are  wise to follow.

    So sorry correlation is indeed science. It is one of the important clues and factors used in the field.


    Correlation might be a clue but without proper controls, it's not very useful.  Likewise data mining effects, imply that correlation (even very strong correlations), are not very helpful.  


    In the hard sciences, at least although correlation may point the way, without outlining a mechanism for causation, you don't have much of worth.

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