Reblog: Spurious Correlations – Nicholas Cage, Tangled Bedsheets, and Venomous Spiders — Borden’s Blather

According to Wikipedia, a spurious correlation is a mathematical relationship in which two or more events or variables are associated but not causally related, due to either coincidence or the presence of a certain third, unseen factor (referred to as a “common response variable”, “confounding factor”, or “lurking variable”). Tyler Vigen, a graduate of Harvard Law School and currently a consultant at […]

Spurious Correlations – Nicholas Cage, Tangled Bedsheets, and Venomous Spiders — Borden’s Blather