Correlation versus causation, in a graph

We’ve mentioned the relationship between ice cream and murders before, but here’s another correlation example.  Internet Explorer drives people to murderous rages!


Source: Chris Blattman (click to visit his site)

To the often misinterpreted data of correlation, I’ll add another form of misleading evidence often found on the Internet: the personal anecdote.  I haven’t used Internet Explorer in almost a decade, and I haven’t gone on a single homicidal rampage in that time.  It must be true!

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