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    How correlation may be misperceived as causation?

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    i dont see the correlation to any kind of question!

    This is a complicated question and a very good one. Quite often situations evolve that when examiined seem to indicate a particular event or incident caused the situation to develop. That is causation. However, sometimes upon closer examination the evidence indicates that the origional reason thought to be the cause wasn't correct and that the event and the situation merely shared a relationship. Ocassionally, there are multiple relationships that share in the cause. The problem is that causation and correlation can be easily confused. For example, in global warming is man the cause of the problem or is there simply a relationship among many others. Man, I think I gave myself a headache.

    bigben

    I know, I don't how I managed to make such a convoluted explanation. I should have made it simple and said if two systems share a relationship but neither caused the other to evolve then it's correlation, but if one of the systems was responsible for the other being created or changed then it's causation.

    daren1

    what??????



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