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Don’t Be Fooled By Mismanaged Data 0

Here’s another great example of why you don’t blindly trust research. This illustration comes from this Gizmodo post. Post author Jesus Diaz is not saying this means what it seems to say (see his conclusion below). But here you are with another example of how easy it is to get the wrong conclusions, especially when the research is summarized to easy conclusions.

Correlation is not causation

Gizmodo author Jesus Diaz doesn’t say where this data comes from, nor does he define the terms, which is fine with me because the data makes the point.

And I like the way he concludes:

p.s. If you take this seriously, you are an idiot and you should go stick your head up some dark hole.