Philosophy TuesdayOctober 28, 2014
This is a philosophical statement. It is intended to spark thinking and examining.
You’ve probably heard that “Correlation does not equal causation.” Indeed.
HOWEVER, that does not mean that correlation is not worth looking into.
I have heard this phrase bandied about more and more often lately, and I think it has become a quick and easy way to be dismissive rather than having to investigate something that may provide a truth we don’t want to know or that we don’t want to hear. It is the ultimate tool to stave off cognitive dissonance.
If things correlate very strongly, then it is strongly likely worth checking out to in service of what we truly strive for and for where we truly and ultimately want to go.