One of my favorite logical screw-ups that people make is confusing correlation or association with causation.
Reading this article on the BP mess I noticed a blatant confusion of causation and association.
“These individuals are working out in the heat of the sun. These are long days. They start early in the morning, and they stop early in the evening,” he said. “So the fact that they were leaving the location late in the afternoon was not unusual. It’s not associated with the president arriving.”
Wrong, Dougie. The fact that your workers were leaving is ABSOLUTELY ASSOCIATED with the President leaving, by virtue of the fact that it happened at the same time or we wouldn’t even be talking about it.
Whether or not the President leaving was the CAUSATION is up you to know.
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