Mathematicians have finally figured out how to tell correlation from causation

“Imagine a small town on the plains. Every day, the windmills would spin, and the wind would blow, getting dust in everyone’s eyes. Things went on like that for some time: the windmills spun, the wind blew. So the townspeople, being logical folks, finally decided enough was enough and knocked down all the windmills.”

http://qz.com/316826/mathematicians-have-finally-figured-out-how-to-tell-correlation-from-causation/

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