Ask Science uncovers the truth (and lies) of the correlation/causation fallacy. Just because something seems to cause something else, does not necessarily mean it does.
So now you know all about correlation and causation. The 3 takeaway messages are:
Just because two things happen together, doesn’t necessarily mean that one causes the other
Looking for correlations is one of the most frequently used techniques in science because it provide us with hypotheses we can test to find the true cause of what we’re investigating.
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