Set to Jet replied: “A classic example of the logic you’re using goes as follows:
As ice cream sales increase, the rate of drowning deaths increases sharply.
Therefore, ice cream causes drowning. If you see why this is stupid, take a look at your above posts. If not, I don’t know why I’m even engaging in with you.”
First, thanks for toning down the rhetoric–a bit. Second, I’ve got a much bigger and better understanding of what these statistics represent than you might ever imagine. But don’t forget, I am NOT arguing anything about “causation”, because I DO NOT CARE ABOUT “CAUSATION”. I don’t CARE about the WHY.
The only point that’s being made here is that there IS a correlation, which is something you clearly do understand (otherwise you would not be bending over backwards with your straw man arguments about causation).
Even if you were ever to prove something about “causation”, IT IS IRRELEVANT. This is not about hot weather, ice cream, nor low SES–it’s about why NOBODY, not even our great white politicians in Washington, have ever been able to get four American cities off the hit list of Murder Capitals of the World for more than four decades now.
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