Correlation can imply causation

4 minutes

Correlations can’t imply causation? Not so fast. A primer on causal networks

The old statistics axiom that correlation doesn’t imply causation is true, but causation can be drawn from more than one correlation. A clever and impressively efficient explainer, this short animation from MinutePhysics clears up a common maths misconception by showing how the concept of causal networks can be used to draw a straight line between correlations and causation via a process of elimination.

Video by MinutePhysics

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