On Tuesday, March 19, 2013 1:38:21 PM UTC-4, John Clark wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 19, 2013 at 1:13 PM, Craig Weinberg 
> <whats...@gmail.com<javascript:>
> > wrote:
> > Intimate relation is not causality. The stock market has been famously 
>> been related to skirt lengths
> If when skirt lengths changed there was ALWAYS a change in the stock 
> market in the same direction, and when the stock market changed there was 
> ALWAYS a change in skirt lengths that preceded it then its true, changing 
> the length of skirts DOES cause a change in the stock market; and if humans 
> don't understand how a connection between the two could possibly work 
> that's just too bad, it wouldn't make it any less true. 
> And if all of that were true then dress designers would be the richest 
> people the world has ever seen. They're not. 

I already went through this with you with the vanilla ice cream example. 
Correlation, even 100% correlation, does not equal causation. Two unrelated 
systems can both be related to a third, and I think that must be the case 
with neurological activity and subjective experience, where the third and 
fundamental system is sensory-motor capacity, or sense, from which the 
private and public subsystems are derived.


>   John K Clark 

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