Correlation vs causation

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Negative Correlation by Alan Levine Attribution-ShareAlike Licence

This posting by Jonathon Borwein and Michael Rose has some great examples of why correlation is not the same as causation and why you need to distinguish them as a researcher and when evaluating research.

http://theconversation.com/clearing-up-confusion-between-correlation-and-causation-30761

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