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Full Description of the Correlation Is Not Causation Image

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  • Full description of the image: One person says to another, “I used to think correlation implied causation.  Then I took a statistics class.  Now I don’t.”  The other person replies, “Sounds like the class helped.”  The first person says, “Well, Maybe.”  The listener hasn’t grasped the concept that just because the class came first doesn’t mean the understanding came from the class. 

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