Week 7 Discussion Board Phil 341 - \u25cf Why is it a fallacy to confuse causation and correlation \u25cf Provide an example of a statement that confuses

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Why is it a fallacy to confuse causation and correlation? Provide an example of a statement that confuses causation with correlation. It was interesting to learn about causation and correlation. When reviewing the principles of a casual hypothesis, we are able to learn that "When a variation in one phenomenon is accompanied by a variation in another phenomenon, we have a covariation or correlation" (pg 361). This means that not always does a correlation "prove" a causation, but it is more of a hypothesis. We can see how some events may be correlated but are not the cause and effect of one another. It is important to understand that correlation doesn't prove causation. In other words, because two events are related, this does not mean that they are a cause-and-effect of each other. It would be a

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• Fall '17
• Burt Stiller