From Correlation to Causation through stories and math

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Correlation and causation are two concepts that people often mixup in their minds. I must admit that I myself have been guilty about this, and it unlikely that I would ever entirely grow out of it as it is wired deeply into our psychology. Let me use this article to briefly emphasise what the concepts of correlation and causation means, some interesting stories that have emerged from people misunderstanding these concepts and an algorithm that attempts to find causal relationship using correlation information. Here is a story that I heard a professor of mine, Prof. Dr. Ernst-Jan Camiel Wit, tell us during a lecture. There was a school that was involved in a study to see if providing free mid-day meals to students, which they could choose to be subscribed to this or not. At the end of the study, both the students who subscribed to it and did not where tested for different health indicators. It was observed that the students who chose to have meals from the programme had poorer health

A decade of BuddyGo.net

It has been a decade since I started owning this domain; I was fourteen then. I did question myself on keeping on renewing the domain every year, at least a couple of times. But I am glad that I did. I could always use the wayback machine to showcase what BuddyGo once used to be. The Alexa rankings of the past could also be used as a bragging material. I regret that I did not keep the social network running, but choices had to be made. I attempted to revamp and relaunch many times, but I just couldn't prioritize the work and ended up not doing it at all. Anyway, the day may come when I finally do it again. Cheers!

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