This and That
March 05, 2023
LOVE SONG ALERT
You're The Only Woman Man Enough (To Bask In My Love)
Real Choo-Choo Jokes
Daniel Dern found some real choo-choo jokes for me. Nothing AI about them. Thanks Daniel!
More One-Hit Wonders news. The early results are in. Arlo Guthrie? Yes, because Alice’s Restaurant was too long for the Billboard Hot 100 list. Flying Purple People Eater? No, because I arbitrarily eliminated novelty songs. “Take that Billboard,” noted one correspondent, disagreeing about Guthrie.
More Youthful Wisdom
According to Wikipedia, The phrase "correlation does not imply causation" refers to the inability to legitimately deduce a cause-and-effect relationship between two events or variables solely on the basis of an observed association or correlation between them. It’s been the bane of my existence for a half century.
As I enter my 70s, I feel my body is like a car; I fuel it and take care of the maintenance diligently. Still, now that odometer’s turned over, things are just going to go wrong with increasing frequency. Alas, I can’t afford a new model.
The first cousin to the correlation/causation point is the fallacy of post hoc propter hoc -- in less elegant English, because one thing happened after another, the first-occurring thing caused the second, and that's a fallacy; they could easily be unrelated.
Posted by: Robert E. Malchman | March 06, 2023 at 08:45 AM
Reminder, the Latin version, "Post Hoc, Ergo Propter Hoc," was (among other things) the title of a West Wing episode
Posted by: Daniel Dern | March 06, 2023 at 09:44 AM