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Wednesday, June 18, 2003

Damn you, Murtaugh!
Murtaugh beat me to the punch on this NPR All Things Considered segment (click through to Charles' page, then follow the link) on intellectual activity vs. old age dementia and Alzheimer's. The NPR research staff should have to go up to the board and write "correlation does not mean causation" at least 1000 times. Popular science writing is replete with examples of this, and it just seems to get worse.