Correlation = Causation ?

This post started yesterday when I saw this tweet from @BlameRafa. Naturally my mind comes back at all the crazy correlation graphs that I memorized during my web wandering. 

Birthdays

 

The next one is history: The amazing correlation between numbers of pirates Vs. the average temperature. It’s history because this is when the “Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster” started its mission. If you don’t know what it is this amazing religion, you better read it here.

NewImage

Naturally there is a strip on XKCD about that (and about almost everything).

NewImage

 

This could actually make sense. I’m way less stressed when I’m not using Internet explorer…. 

NewImage

 

Chocolate Consumption Vs. Nobel laureate per population…. No, I’m not kidding you. This is a research paper (Chocolate Consumption, Cognitive Function, and Nobel Laureates) on “the New England Journal of Medicine”.

NewImage

 

And I discover that my blasphemy level increase with the increasing of the eluent polarity for the column chromatography, and so far reach the maximum when I use Alumina Basic as stationary phase… 

NewImage

 

So, when your product is not coming out from your alumina column, even after 10L of eluent, who ya gonna call????

NewImage

 

Leave a Reply