Since I have a lot of new followers, I thought it would be nice to put up some of my older cartoons from time to time. This one has long been one of my favorites, and I still see it popping up in presentations from time to time.
The cartoon came from a post on causation from a couple of years ago with E. Jane Davidson providing the inspiration.
Jane’s key point: We really do seem to be massively overcomplicating this space by thinking it’s harder than it is. We make causal inferences every day in our real lives and the way we do it is often quite sound. So let’s build on that, find ways to do it more systematically, transparently, rigorously, defensibly.