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    Correlation: 0.992082 ... coincidence?

    Post by iliketoplaywithexcrement on Thu May 29, 2014 7:40 am

    US spending on science, space, and technology
    correlates with
    Suicides by hanging, strangulation and suffocation



    19992000200120022003200420052006200720082009
    US spending on science, space, and technology
    Millions of todays dollars (US OMB)
    18,07918,59419,75320,73420,83123,02923,59723,58425,52527,73129,449
    Suicides by hanging, strangulation and suffocation
    Deaths (US) (CDC)
    5,4275,6886,1986,4626,6357,3367,2487,4918,1618,5789,000
    Correlation: 0.992082
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    Re: Correlation: 0.992082 ... coincidence?

    Post by Maximus on Fri May 30, 2014 5:49 pm


    I wish you could've heard my thunderous laugh as soon as I opened this thread.

    Not that it's really funny or anything (it's a serious matter), but damn...this is quite accurate!
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    Re: Correlation: 0.992082 ... coincidence?

    Post by Maximus on Fri May 30, 2014 5:51 pm



    In regards to technology outdoing man...and perhaps, the mechanical materialism of science...but more specifically, the vast loneliness of space; I recommend to those effected, consider this quote.

    “The most terrifying fact about the universe is not that it is hostile but that it is indifferent, but if we can come to terms with this indifference, then our existence as a species can have genuine meaning. However vast the darkness, we must supply our own light.”

    ― Stanley Kubrick
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    Re: Correlation: 0.992082 ... coincidence?

    Post by Maximus on Fri May 30, 2014 5:56 pm

    and this!


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    Re: Correlation: 0.992082 ... coincidence?

    Post by letlight on Tue Jun 10, 2014 2:02 am

    iliketoplaywithexcrement wrote:US spending on science, space, and technology
    correlates with
    Suicides by hanging, strangulation and suffocation



    19992000200120022003200420052006200720082009
    US spending on science, space, and technology
    Millions of todays dollars (US OMB)
    18,07918,59419,75320,73420,83123,02923,59723,58425,52527,73129,449
    Suicides by hanging, strangulation and suffocation
    Deaths (US) (CDC)
    5,4275,6886,1986,4626,6357,3367,2487,4918,1618,5789,000
    Correlation: 0.992082

    Gotta love statistics.
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    Re: Correlation: 0.992082 ... coincidence?

    Post by letlight on Thu Jun 19, 2014 11:53 am

    Russell, I assume you posted this to make light of the ridiculousness of statistics. Statistics can find correlations everywhere. Then we decide if they are meaningful or not. This approach lacks true scientific rigor in many cases. This means that statistics can many times be used to make bogus claims.


    letlight wrote:
    iliketoplaywithexcrement wrote:US spending on science, space, and technology
    correlates with
    Suicides by hanging, strangulation and suffocation



    19992000200120022003200420052006200720082009
    US spending on science, space, and technology
    Millions of todays dollars (US OMB)
    18,07918,59419,75320,73420,83123,02923,59723,58425,52527,73129,449
    Suicides by hanging, strangulation and suffocation
    Deaths (US) (CDC)
    5,4275,6886,1986,4626,6357,3367,2487,4918,1618,5789,000
    Correlation: 0.992082

    Gotta love statistics.
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    Re: Correlation: 0.992082 ... coincidence?

    Post by Maximus on Sat Jul 12, 2014 3:09 pm


    What would it take to make statistics valid or not? How can we ever know if there's enough factors to be counted for?
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    Re: Correlation: 0.992082 ... coincidence?

    Post by letlight on Sat Jul 12, 2014 5:02 pm

    Maximus wrote:
    What would it take to make statistics valid or not? How can we ever know if there's enough factors to be counted for?

    Very good questions. I think it starts with a very sound and logical hypothesis that can be tested, tested, tested.

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