C&B Notes

Spurious Correlation

Tyler Vigen’s book, Spurious Correlations, highlights the absurdity of drawing causation from information where only correlation exists.  Reminders that correlation ≠ causation are always useful given our natural instincts to build narratives to explain data and anecdotes we encounter.

This spurious correlation is from Vigen’s website, which even has an engine that allows you to discover your own.

 

Referenced In This Post