Friday, November 15, 2013

How to Rebut the Correlation Does Not Imply Causation Argument


You can copy and paste the following rebuttal for the next time someone argues against you by saying "correlation does not imply correlation"...

Maybe, but its a good place to start, unlike the uncorroborated crock of shit argument you are about to propose
...or if you have the optimism to believe the other person is actually aware of Karl Popper's scientific methodology, you can try the rebuttal given below. I don't advise it, because usually the people expressing the correlation/causation argument are just using some 'here goes the science bit' terminology in  to flip the argument back to their unsubstantiated and subjective thinking.
Actually you are wrong. It does. Well at least, it does, until you are able to produce a theory which is less false.
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