Statistics by their very nature cannot demonstrate causation, only correlation. Without causation you have no theory... maybe a hypothesis at best.
On Tue, Dec 31, 2013 at 12:33 PM, Ben Fishler <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Dear Lin,The purpose of this email is to present a paper entitled "Large Impacts & Contemporaneous Antipodal Mantle Plumes: A Statistical Justification for Cause and Effect." This paper is attached in PDF form.Statistics has its limitations, but powerful statistical evidence can go a long way toward establishing a new way to look at reality.In many ways, what I am trying to do is to create a way to look at large impacts and their consequences in a different way ... to see reality through a different lens.The purpose of the attached page is to provide the statistical justification for using this different lens. The next email will provide a geologically sound mechanism for understanding how the process works.Again, I am always looking for comments.Regards,Ben Fishler
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