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November 05, 2012

"Cacao or Caca? How the media bit into chocolate Nobel prize link"

Whether it was satire or ginormous bogosity, it shouldn't have gotten anywhere near the publicity it did.


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Joe R.

Correlation ain't causation. And there's very little correlation here.


It's hard to say if it's tongue-in-cheek or whether the researcher truly is clueless about how to analyze non-experimental data (would not be surprised, given what other rubbish gets published in journals that usually deal with experimental data).

He says ''I've presented it to a few of my colleagues, and nobody has any thoughts.'' No thoughts? How about asking one of your undergrad students who has taken a Stats 101 or intro econometrics course to teach you something?

Paul Jaminet


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