Correlation does not equal Causation

I had a lot of trouble wrapping my little pea brain around this oft repeated concept in the fattie world; until I saw an explanation in a novel (and unfortunately, I have forgotten which novel, so I can’t even attribute it — which explains my “little pea brain” comment above). It goes like this:

Monday always follows Sunday; however Sunday does not cause Monday.

That is correlation does not equal causation in terms even I can understand.


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