My first reaction is that the esteemed shrinks in question might have gotten the cause and effect a little mixed up there.

--Mikki, 09-Sep-2004


Actually, if you read the article, they say that they are not certain which one is the cause and which one is the effect, but they are about to study it.

--JanneJalkanen, 09-Sep-2004


But if I read it, I might actually know what I'm talking about.

--Mikki, 09-Sep-2004


True. We can't have that, can we? :)

--JanneJalkanen, 09-Sep-2004


Shit no. It would go against every precious principle the Internet operates by.

--Mikki, 10-Sep-2004


Also that sometimes scientists don't know what they are talking about. Statistics seems to be too difficult concept to grasp. I wouldn't even bet for the connection before it is reviewed. Or something. But surely they check everything before they go public...

--Spinsteri, 10-Sep-2004


Well, yes. And New Scientist does have quite a lot of prestige, so they tend to be somewhat careful as to what they publish.

--JanneJalkanen, 10-Sep-2004


It's well known fact that 57% of all statistics are made up. ;-)

--Foster, 11-Sep-2004



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