Browsing the archives for the correlation tag

Do cruise ships bring the rain? The mysterious difference between causation versus correlation

I was complaining to a local friend last week about the rain here in Vanuatu. It rained every day for 2 weeks and I was going a bit stir crazy. “It’s the cruise ships,” my friend told me.  Really?  “Yes, every single time a cruise ship comes to Vanuatu, it rains.  Everyone in my village [...]

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April 19, 2011 in Logic and skeptical thinking
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Do you believe in divine intervention?

As promised in recent posts, I want to share some of my spiritual beliefs and start to explain them. The specific question which I asked you a few days ago was: what do you think about the apparent “divine intervention” which saved Evette and I from teaching in Tokyo when the earthquake hit? In the [...]

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March 16, 2011 in About Simon, Thoughts For the Day
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