.....But to measure cause and effect, you must sift through what is and is not variable, and you must ensure that a simple correlation, however tempting it may be, is not mistaken for a cause. In the 1990s the stork population of Germany increased and the German at-home birth rate rose as well. Shall we credit storks for airlifting the babies? I don't think so.
..........—Neil deGrasse Tyson (October 5, 1958 - ), American astrophysicist, Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History in Manhattan, Host of NOVA scienceNOW. Death by Black Hole: And Other Cosmic Quandaries (2007).
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