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For How Long Have Scientists Been Complaining About Correlation and Causation?

In Observation and Ecology, Anibal and I talk quite a bit about the over-applied critique that “correlation does not indicate causation,” and I’ve written about it here as well.  We believe that the Alvarez’ reconstruction of the K-T extinction that … Continue reading

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Correlation, Causation, and the Bravery of Young Observational Scientists

Originally on Island Press’ Field Notes blog: Andy Revkin, who writes the dot Earth blog for the New York Times posted an article on Facebook today which describes an apparent link between natural gas “fracking” and low birth weights.   Revkin … Continue reading

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