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  • tpg1 tpg1 Sep 12, 2013 8:51 AM Flag

    Hey Rodent

    Do you still believe that correlashun (sic) implies cause and effect (sic)?

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    • rodentologist@bellsouth.net rodentologist Sep 13, 2013 9:31 AM Flag

      Statistics Rodent: "Do you still believe that correlashun (sic) implies cause and effect (sic)?"

      This is funny from the outset--he pretends that I wrote "Do you still believe that correlashun (sic) implies cause and effect (sic)?", something I certainly have not done. The reality is that while I am a bad *typist*, Statistics Rodent really is a GENUINELY terrible speller. There actually is a strong correlation between a rodent's poor spelling abilities and the rodent harping on meaningless typos.

      Then he goes on to put "sic" after the word "effect". Presumably he thinks the word should be "affect", but the reality is that "effect" is correct.

      Now onto his pseudo-point. I did not claim that correlation ALWAYS implies causation He had claimed correlation NEVER implies cause and effect, and I explained that SOMETIMES it does. He really cannot understand the distinction between "not never" and "always", no matter how often it is explained to him.

    • Do you still believe that correlashun (sic) implies cause and effect (sic)
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      Were you home schooled?

      There cannot be any cause and effect without first having correlation. In fact, nearly ALL cause and effect is a result of correlation.

      Can you show a single study that demonstrates that cause and effect did not first demonstrate correlation?

      HINT for home schoolers: Your kind always jump to trying to demonstrate cause and effect simply by correlation. Now, explain why my apparent contradiction is, in fact correct.

      Sentiment: Strong Sell

 
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