Pictures Proving Pictures Can’t Prove Anything

It’s been a long time since I’ve seen this much eloquence in both words and pictures. It’s a great illustration of how a good picture is worth a thousand words, and then again, maybe also why it isn’t always.

That’s Correlation or Causation? on The words:

Need to prove something you already believe? All you need are two graphs and a leading question.

That’s concise verbal eloquence. Look at these two example pictures included (and click on the images here for four more examples, on the source at



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