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This week we're exploring causation and correlation. Why is it a fallacy to confuse causation and correlation? Provide an example of a statement that confuses causation with correlation. In addition to your main response, you must also post substantive responses to at least two of your classmates’ posts in this thread. It is easy to assume correlation is the reason for causality, they are both very similar. Causation is best understood as a cause-and-effect event. One thing happened that directly caused the other to happen. Recognizing the differences can help distinguish that causation and correlation are able to exist at the same time, but correlation does not always entail causation. It’s important that we should not assume causation, even if the two events happen seemingly together. However, even though there is either a positive or negative correlation between the two, one should not assume that there is a direct causation between the two. When analysing two quantities, sometimes there is a correlation and there is a possibility that it might be a

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• Fall '16