statistical reasoning in the “The Simpsons”

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

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