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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • My A level statistics book had a lovely diagram showing the very high correlation between the price of ice cream and the number of road traffic accidents in various countries. It was an important point well made.
    • Agreed. In fact, the study made it clear that while there were strong correlations, they did not engage in regression analysis to determine the root causes because, in part, this is very complicated and well beyond the scope of the initial study. They were merely noting that there is a strong correlation with a nation's tendency to be religious and having higher homicide rates, higher STD rates (particularly amonst adolescents), higher abortion rates and higher teen pregnancy rates. These problems appear

      • Admittedly, as an American who's watched the American religious right turn into some pseudo-Christian Taliban...

        (Psst, your bias is showing.)

      • Just find a remote place to hide as when this 'armageddon' the religious freaks are gunning for in the ME comes and they realise they've only managed to kill millions without the trumpets and the angels coming for them, maybe then some sanity will prevail. Certainly not before then.
      • They were merely noting that there is a strong correlation with a nation's tendency to be religious and having higher homicide rates, higher STD rates (particularly amonst adolescents), higher abortion rates and higher teen pregnancy rates. These problems appear to drop as the percentange of a country's believers drop.

        The study did not show that at all. Unless I am mistaken, it did not show any nation's problems dropping over time as their belief dropped.

        I think you mean that a country with lower numbers o