[ExI] quora

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Sun Feb 9 01:20:55 UTC 2020



From: extropy-chat <extropy-chat-bounces at lists.extropy.org> On Behalf Of William Flynn Wallace via extropy-chat
Subject: Re: [ExI] quora



similar example:  the number of churches and the number of bars is very highly correlated




Ja.  More specifically: whiskey sales revenue with the number of Methodist ministers.


That one is an example of a statistics rookie error.  If one instead uses whiskey sales per person and Methodist minister rate per person, those two do not correlate any better than lung cancer and telephone poles.




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