Lice and good health and other spurious correlations

// September 5th, 2008 // Science

Interesting post from a great blog about the tendency of the media and scientific literature to present statistical correlations as if they prove some important causal relationship. We see examples of this nearly every day in the media it seems. I think it’s one of the dangers of trying to draw conclusions purely from statistics without examining the causes and effects properly.

Junkfood Science: Lice and good health and other spurious correlations

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