How to lie with statistics

Alright, I’m on this science thing again. Having spent my entire adult life applying rigorous logic to find out how things happen in the real world of cause and effect, I have this annoyance issue about people (Presidential candidates, for example) just making stuff up out of thin air. Now, at last, I understand how they do it!

Need to prove something you already believe? It’s easy! Here’s a helpful pictorial guide from our friends at Bloomberg BusinessWeek. As they summarize, “Correlation may not imply causation, but it sure can help us insinuate it”:

Right. Back to figuring out how the world really works . . .

[Hat tip to Grist.]

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