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Tue Mar 24, 2020, 01:13 PM

Spurious Correlations

There are websites, such as this one, that show how things can appear to correlate even if they have no clear connection to each other. Some examples are the number of people who drowned in a pool vs. the number of films Nicolas Cage appeared in, and the divorce rate in Maine vs. the per capita consumption of margarine.

I seem to have discovered another inexplicable correlation. Of course it's not 100%, but it's close enough to create the amusing illusion of a cause-effect relationship. It's the political party that a state's governor belongs to vs. whether that state has told all of its residents to stay at home:



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Tue Mar 24, 2020, 01:22 PM

1. im in Wash state..ground zero.. and I always said it was a damned good thing...

..it happened here where we went after it very aggressively rather than a non fact based state government where it may have been ignored for weeks.

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Tue Mar 24, 2020, 01:24 PM

2. The Biggest Correlation I See On Any Of These Maps...

is the interstate and intrastate highway system.

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