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Dane

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SPURIOUS CORRELATIONS
« on: June 01, 2017, 09:53:41 AM »
Just Google it! See similarities and compare charts. Surprising statistical facts combined in a crazy way!


 
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Re: SPURIOUS CORRELATIONS
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2017, 11:05:09 AM »
 How to use them? Could you make an example related to roulette?
 

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Re: SPURIOUS CORRELATIONS
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2017, 02:29:34 PM »
Hello MrPerfect
To be honest I did not know exactly in which section I should post it. I found the subject in a Danish site on popular science. So anyone interested in the use/misuse of  statistics might learn not to draw conclusions on the wall unless there is a truly logical connection or unity there. Tonight I am going to see Sgt. Pepper. And pepper did play a role in Alice in Wonderland. To combine these facts might be  funny or obvious to the mad hatter, but not to sane people in the real world.

Try to regard them as a warning against mad assumpsions. It should not be impossible to find an example related to roulette. GamblerĀ“s Fallacy has been mentioned more than often.
You might count to ten at one roulette table or other, say ten REDS.
At the neighbouring table ten red haired people might see ten red spins from the wheel there.  If we are supersticiuos and filled with Aberglauben, we might think that it might not be a coincidence.

 

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Re: SPURIOUS CORRELATIONS
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2017, 06:32:54 PM »
Official science has a lot of these... look their " prove" for gravity existence or second "law" of thermodynamics.  Total bliss! 
 

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Re: SPURIOUS CORRELATIONS
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2017, 06:33:39 AM »
Total bliss!  :)
As a matter of fact BLISS was mentioned yesterday in the documentary celebrating Sgt. Pepper 50 years.
It was used to describe one aspect of the effects of transcendental meditation as taught by Maharishi to The Beatles and others. The translation into Danish was poor: "Rest".  :P
With such translations it is no wonder that there is room for alternative "truths" within you without you.
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