FOX recently* broadcasted a fundamental question that drives good science:
“I’m sure there’s a correlation, but could there be a causation?”
The intrepid Lisa Simpson, the greatest cartoon scientist of our time, spoke these words after observing a pair of scorpions become docile in the presence of a specific plant.
Quality statistical reasoning rarely gets expressed in popular media. Thanks FOX!
* “The Scorpion’s Tale”, Aired 6 March 2011