Author Topic: Correlation implies causation? Possible? Plausible?  (Read 335 times)

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Offline CarbShark

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Correlation implies causation? Possible? Plausible?
« on: December 13, 2018, 11:06:51 PM »
I’ve provided a definition for ‘imply’ which has ‘suggest’ included
And I already explained that suggesting something is a logical consequence (which the definition said) is not the same as suggesting something is true (which you keep insisting).

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And ‘possible’ and ‘plausible’ are synonyms.
Here, I'll let some folks explain it to you like you're five.

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If you want to continue this discussion on the meaning of words, then start a new thread.
Alternatively, if you don't want to continue it, then don't continue it...

Stay on topic.  Start a new thread if you want to continue your pointless quibbling about the mean of words (and it’s not possible nor plausible that Clooney could be the next American President).

Redirecting a semantic discussion to its own thread.



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Re: Correlation implies causation? Possible? Plausible?
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2018, 11:17:42 PM »
Oh, this'll be fun.
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Re: Correlation implies causation? Possible? Plausible?
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2018, 11:56:12 PM »
A great example of equivocation.  The word imply has a different meaning in the context of formal logic than it does in informal speech.  In the former it refers to being a necessary logical consequence; in the latter it means merely to suggest a possible or likely fact. People use the formal logical definition in non-formal contexts to argue that correlation is not even suggestive, which is simply not true.
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