On the oft used phrase, “correlation does not equal causation“:
The correlation phrase has become so common and so irritating that a minor backlash has now ensued against the rhetoric if not the concept. No, correlation does not imply causation, but it sure as hell provides a hint.
- Correlation, Causation and Internet Comments (boingboing.net)
- The History of ‘Correlation Does Not Imply Causation’ (tech.slashdot.org)
- Slate Satisfies My Pet Peeve Quota For the Day (motherjones.com)
- Why do people love to say that correlation does not imply causation? (3quarksdaily.com)