Of all the animals of prey, man is the only sociable one.
Every one of us preys upon his neighbour, and yet we herd together.
The Beggar's Opera: John Gay

Tuesday 14 January 2014

Repeat after me...

...correlation does not imply causation:

How religion cuts crime: Church-goers are less likely to shoplift, take drugs and download music illegally

Researchers surveyed 1,214 people about how often they visited a place of worship, stock image of a church is pictured, across all of UK's major faiths. The respondents were also asked if they'd ever taken part in low-level crime. The study found a direct correlation with higher visits to religious places and lower crime
Researchers from Manchester found a direct correlation between higher visits to religious places and lower crime rates, especially in relation to shoplifting and drug use.

(Daily Mail - unsurprisingly)

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