Correlation between Autism and Organic Food sales

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  1. newcastlefan

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    Every time any social political issue arises someone eventually posts a chart and claims that because the chart shows a correlation their favorite position must be the cause.

    Well this chart shows a 1:1 positive correlation between Organic Food sales and the rising incidence of Autism:

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    This is why correlation is not causality, although the usual bunch of cunts will immediately forget and ignore it because otherwise they have no game.


    http://boingboing.net/2013/01/01/correlation-between-autism-dia.html

    Now stop trying to convince everyone that the Uniform Crime Reports really represents the amount of crime in the country, and vaccines do not necessarily cause autism just because you see a chart displaying a correlation.
     
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    is this a not so subtle political thread?
     
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    Can I get a chart showing the juxtaposition of correlation and causality?
     
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    if not, congrats on your new diet plan.
     
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    i question whether "causality" is a real word.
     
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    froggy has been worked up lately.



    is it guns or taxes?
     
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    ^ eats organic
     
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    maybe the diner down the street quit delivering.
     
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    < owns an assault rifle.
     
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  11. newcastlefan

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    no. its a not so subtle thread saying most of the arguments posted using the UCI are bullshit
     
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    neither. every see the Monty Python skit "Hello, I would like to have an argument"?
     
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    Extraneous variables are damn near impossible to filter :grad:
     
  14. freds

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    "although the usual bunch of cunts..."



    subtle.
     
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    you would.


    Causality (also referred to as causation[SUP][1][/SUP]) is the relationship between an event (the cause) and a second event (the effect), where the second event is understood as a consequence of the first.[SUP][2][/SUP]
     
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    yes.
     
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    for here its subtle, plus most of them are currently on my ignore list so they won't be able to respond anyway
     
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    thanks for your vote of confidence.


    i was trying to troll gileat.
     
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    how did i manage to stay off the list?
     
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    that's why the real sciences ridicule sociology and psychology.