xkcd on statistical language

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Today's xkcd:

Mouseover title: "Donate now to help us find a cure for causality. No one should have to suffer through events because of other events."

More on a related topic:

Mouseover title: "We carefully sampled the general population and found that most people are familiar with acquiescence bias."


  1. mg said,

    May 17, 2022 @ 11:11 am

    As a biostatistician who's been working from home since the start of the pandemic, seeing these xkcd's when they appeared are the first thing that's made me wish I were back at the office, just so I could have a door to post them on for my statistical co-workers.

  2. KeithB said,

    May 17, 2022 @ 1:06 pm

    It's just one darned thing after another!

  3. J.W. Brewer said,

    May 17, 2022 @ 1:47 pm

    I pointed this out to a family member who responded by claiming that "Everyone who confuses correlation with causation eventually ends up dead."

  4. David Morris said,

    May 17, 2022 @ 3:33 pm

    Everyone who *doesn't* confuse correlation with causation eventually ends up dead, too!

  5. Mark P said,

    May 18, 2022 @ 7:43 am

    Correlation is not causation, but correlation is definitely correlated with causation.

  6. bks said,

    May 18, 2022 @ 7:45 am

    Correlation is not causation but that's the way to bet it.

  7. KeithB said,

    May 18, 2022 @ 8:12 am

    Nancy Pelosi just got bit by this:

  8. Jon W said,

    May 18, 2022 @ 11:45 am

    Obligatory xkcd: https://xkcd.com/552/

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