Continuing my obsession with local weather and including some really poor logical reasoning …
Apparently whining about things sometimes causes things to change … tell me this is not clearly an example of cause and effect.
Earlier today I noted the apparent lack of honest snow in the weather and look what we have now.
I complained and things changed … what could be better evidence of correlation and causation?
Well, maybe not … but I still feel pretty smug.
We often see links which do not actually exist.
Maybe we want to feel in control of things or just want to think that everything we do matters.
Sometimes the connections appear very clear, but at other times they are murky. Click here to read Why Do People Say That Correlation Does Not Mean Causation, a much more useful discussion of correlation and causation than you will find here on the “Weather Channel.”
For background, see my earlier post Where I shamelessly complain about snow showers today.
Still feeling rather powerful in the Heartland ….