Correlation vs causation

by Stephanie Chasteen on March 9, 2009

As usual, Randall Munroe says it all

http://xkcd.com/552/

http://xkcd.com/552/

And while we’re on the subject of causality, a reader just reminded me of this wonderful graph from the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster showing how the lack of pirates are responsible for global warming  (If the FSM doesn’t ring a bell, you need to work on your geek merit badge.  Check out the link.  It’s about intelligent design taken to its (il)logical extreme).

vengaza.org

vengaza.org

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Matt Kriebel March 11, 2009 at 10:12 pm

BTW, another fun comic in a similar vein to XKCD is abtruse goose. There are very obvious similarities, but also lots of great new science humor as well.

http://abstrusegoose.com/

Personal fave:

http://abstrusegoose.com/108

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