Correlation Does Not Imply Causation

It’s all there in the title. But since your average Daily Mail reader probably won’t know what correlation and causation are I’ll lay it out in more detail. Person A plays violent videogames. Person A kills Person B. That’s correlation. Both things happened. It would be causation if the videogames caused the murder. Correlation (both happened) does not imply causation (one caused the other).

This concluded today’s lesson in common sense.