If you ever post a chart on the internet, people will show up to tell you that Correlation does not equal causation.
Much in the way that people like to tell you night follows day or that when it rains things get wet. It’s true, and about equally useful.
Because it’s become a way to simply dismiss data as irrelevant.
But correlation matters. It matters a lot. Because it points you in a direction. Gives you somewhere to look for additional data.
If there’s a correlation there may be a causation. Or there may be a third party causation. Or, it could be genuine co-incidence. But even that tells you something.
So stop prattling about causation. You’re not bringing anything to the party we haven’t heard a million times before. If you want to offer feedback… suggest an additional factor.
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