Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Correlation vs Causation

Stolen from Less Wrong

Correlation correlates with Causation, because Causation causes Correlation

1 comment:

  1. Indeed. And we use absence of correlation to experimentally rule out scientific theories.

    However, the importance of finding *causes* for things is overrated because there are many, many causes for things within our hyper-connected universe.

    If I'm sick then how I got sick is usually irrelevant to how to get better e.g. fracturing my leg on the rugby pitch.

    Better is to solve problems!