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Yet another correlation/causation comic

Tree Lobsters has another statistics comic related to correlation, causation, and the misconception that they are the same thing.

I think I'm seeing a pattern here. There seems to be a correlation between the number of sensational and poorly-written science headlines, and the number of news outlets. Sure, but a lot of things have been trending upward over the past few decades. You could probably correlate bad science headlines with global water surface temperatures. Doesn't mean there's a causal relationship, though. (later) Science Reporters Cause Global Warming! (sigh)

The truth is that both global warming and bad science headlines are caused by an global decrease in hat-wearing. I read it on the internet, so it must be true.
"#130 Headlines" - Copyright 2008-2012, Tree Lobsters
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