Statistics Rodent:"The term 'correlation' which should be stated as a correlation coefficient never implies cause and effect. Take a statistics course!"
Hisw claim about the term "correlation coefficients" was wrong and stupid, and even more interesting is that he himself later adopts my terminoloogy that he had claimed was wrong.
But most interesting of all was the standard rodentological test--I asked him a trivial question in the field he claimed he was an expert in:
Me: "OK, Statistics Rodent, tell me the 'correlation coefficient' of these pairs of numbers (1, 6) ( 8,2) and (7, 4). Should be pretty easy if you took a statistics course"
So how does rodent respond? WELL, I'M NOT MAKING THIS UOP--HE SAYS
"I could explain it, but you'd never understand"
So I again ask him the trivial question. This time, he thinks he has a better way of avoiding addressing a simple question in his field of supposed expertise. He gives me a situation where shoe size is correlated with IQ, and demands that I address his brilliant question, and that if I do he will answer my question. So I do address his question. I tell him that in shoe size example the correlation is not causal, but that his claim which I had disputed was that correlation NEVER implies causality. I point out that finding a situation where correlation did not imply causality does not imply that correlation NEVER implies causality. Statistics Rodent flunks logic also!
So having addressed his brilliant question, I again ask him the simple statistics question which he obligated himself to answer. And his response? AGAIN, I DO NOT MAKE THESE THINGS UP!!!
Statistics Rodent: "Take a statistics course, after you finish your GED."
Umm, statistics rodent, being that YOU are unable to answer the statistics question, why should *I* be the one needing to take the statistics course? ROFLMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Dr. Statistics Rodent, I noticed on two ocasions when you were unable to address my simple statistics question you instead corrected obvious typos from me. That was pretty lame for the obvious reason. But an even more interesting reason manifested itself.
I noticed that in your posts you REPEATEDLY misspell "their" as "thier" [sic]. Had you done it once, I would think it wass just careless. But you do it over and over again!!!!