Problem 27BSC

What’s Wrong? identify what is wrong.

Cell Phones and Pirates In recent years, the numbers of cell phones and the numbers of pirates have both increased, so there is a correlation, or association, between those two variables. Therefore, cell phones cause pirates.

Answer :

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Given Cell Phones and Pirates In recent years, the numbers of cell phones and the numbers of pirates have both increased, so there is a correlation, or association, between those two variables. Therefore, cell phones cause pirates.

The correlation, or association, between two variables does not mean that one of the variables is the cause of the other. Correlation does not imply causation.