Originally Posted by Prison Bitch
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.