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Sometimes, just sometimes, old people say something worth listening to. Ok, so it's like picking the needle out of a whole haystack of mis-remembered war stories, but those gems should be celebrated.

Tell us something worthwhile an old-type person has told you.

Note, we're leaving the definition of old up to you, you smooth-skinned youngsters.

(, Thu 19 Jun 2008, 16:16)
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An old person once told me:
"Never confuse correlation with causation. Since I realised that, my life has been so much better."

One day, someone will find this joke funny.
(, Thu 19 Jun 2008, 17:39, 6 replies)
Anyone with a Psych degree will find it funny

(, Thu 19 Jun 2008, 17:46, closed)
find this funny. Nice one.
(, Thu 19 Jun 2008, 17:54, closed)
I've had that comment about psychology degrees before
Not knowing the slightest thing about psychology, I thought correlation and causation were more associated with statistics and the like.
(, Thu 19 Jun 2008, 18:18, closed)
I understand this one!
/basks in intellectual humour.

But surely the MMR jab is directly linked to autism and policeman do cause crime?

Prof Ray Meadows
(, Thu 19 Jun 2008, 18:53, closed)
Cuthbert Annihilator
Psychology is a research based discipline, and therefore very heavy on the statistics - it's one of the main ways they (we) develop theories, assessments, interventions etc.

/psychology geek

And 'Click' for the in-group effect!
(, Thu 19 Jun 2008, 20:46, closed)
....because my psych teacher used to say it a lot :D
(, Fri 20 Jun 2008, 21:46, closed)

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