People can most certainly manipulate the information in stats and statistics to prove their point or further their “cause.” I found a website that shows that just because a statistic says such-and-such is related to this-and-that, doesn’t mean that they are actually correlated. Here is the link to the website if you want to see them all, but here are just a few:
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Very good! These are a great demonstration of why correlation doesn’t equal causation (and they made me chuckle 🙂
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