Correlation causation comic

Correlation causation comic December 15, 2014

I love this xkcd comic:

Which shows the  pragmatic problem with pulling apart folk notions of causation. Your world starts falling apart.

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  • D Rizdek

    Fortunately, or unfortunately for the nihilist, the instinct not wanting to go hungry, not wanting to be sick, not wanting to bump our heads and wanting friends with whom to socialize eventually forces us back to believe we can know things and associate causes with effects.

    • Living with out such reasoning would be a short life indeed.