Recursive functions have been all over SNV this week!
You have heard the cliche “correlation is not causation,” and it is true, even if overused. But WHY is it true? Don’t just give me examples, give me the foundation of the theory!
Well, the problem is that the philosophy of when you can infer with 100% accuracy that a correlation is causal, other than by logic (itself inexplicable in this circumstance except again by examples), isn’t really well-developed yet – and even where it is, conjecture rules.
Never fear, dear reader. I found you a resource that might help on your journey of knowing the answer to this question. Not to mention the inclusion of Simpson’s Paradox, which drives me up the wall…