Friday, March 6, 2009

correlation/causation

My list of things I want to think/blog about is now longer than two mac stickies but that'll have to wait until after the impending doom that is the next two weeks of midterms and research prospecti. In the meantime, xkcd cracks me up (although it would probably only warrant a grin and a chuckle if it weren't for the sleep-deprived delirium as context.)

"I used to think that correlation implied causation. Then I took a statistics class. Now I don't."
"Sounds like the class helped."
"Well, maybe."