Thread: Nat'l Security More gun control = fewer gun deaths.
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Old 12-27-2012, 01:40 PM   #58
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Originally Posted by Prison Bitch View Post
No, I'm talking about correlation here. You can pick out 10,000 variables and "correlate" them and come up with semi-interesting findings. What is the relationship between soy milk consumption & gun violence? What if the R-squared on that was sky high?

And yes, on the 2nd part, that does lead to the "causation" part. However, I do think that correlations are nearly worthless in many cases because you pick out literally anything - and even these authors in your first post admit there is not any necessary causation here.
Right, that's beyond the scope of the OP. Causation, as I just said, is the bitch.

The rest of your post is just nonsense, but I'm pleased that you admit the correlation noted in the OP is there.
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