# Correlation and Causation

## Correlation means that two trends go together; causation means that one of those trends causes the other.

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## Correlation and Causation

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Examines the difference between correlation and causation.
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## Correlation and Causality

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Distinguishes between correlation and causality and their implications.An eye-opening video that illustrates how causality and correlation is not the same thing and how it's misconstrued to a large extent in health articles.
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## Correlation vs. Causality and Polio

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Ice cream causes polio? Explanation on how a correlation became a false causation.
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## Correlation vs. Causality: Interpreting Correlations

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Do police cause crime? Do umbrellas cause rain? This video examines the dangers of making causations by interpreting correlations
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## Ice Cream Causes Polio

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Correlation means that two trends are going in the same or opposite direction. One may cause the other, both may be caused by a third factor, or they may be unrelated.
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## Earthquake Country

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Explores the increase in earthquakes in Oklahoma and the hypothesis that they are caused by the injection of fracking fluids into the ground.
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## What is the Meaning of Life?

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Discusses the meaning of life from a scientific point of view, also causation and correlation.
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