Junior Ganymede
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Suicides by hanging, strangulation, and suffocation

May 11th, 2014 by Vader

Correlate extremely closely with U.S. government spending on space, science, and technology.

It’s almost the same in the Galactic Empire. Deaths by strangulation correlate closely with spending on Star Destroyers and Death Stars.

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May 11th, 2014 13:24:15
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Bruce Charlton
May 11, 2014

Spurious correlations?

Or Sophomorphic pseudoscientific nihilistic cynicism?

I saw far too much of this kind of smug sniggering about false correlations when I was an epidemiologist – yet the same people who loved to point-out these ‘errors’ were themselves among the most gullible and ideologically-driven and incapable of self-criticism in attributing causality.


Man SL
May 11, 2014

Proof of the old saw that it takes one to know one.


Bruce Charlton
May 11, 2014

I wonder why this specific topic of deaths by SH&S was chosen for mockery?

I wonder if there was an attempt to discredit the evidence that SSRI ‘antidepressants’ may be behind many of these suicides.

http://davidhealy.org/left-hanging-suicide-in-bridgend/

It would not surprise me if this analysis was ‘seeded’ into the public sphere by Big Pharma via intermediaries (and they DO do such things – their marketing is strategic and indirect as well as tactical and direct: soft as well as hard sell) – so as to create a general climate of skeptical mockery of theories trying to explain the epidemic of suicides of a type, and among a type of person, that is unprecedented.


T. Greer
May 13, 2014

The guy has an ‘about page’, you can read it and follow the sources if you want, but I don’t think there is any foul play involved.

An extremely large number of people are not familiar with the phrase “correlation is not causation.” They should be.

This website will be a great aid to high school debate team captains the world over.


Bookslinger
May 13, 2014

Archie Bunker
May 13, 2014

Would youse rather they [jumped] out of winders?

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