Explain the differences between correlation and causation.

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Compare and contrast causation and correlation in a 200- to 300-word post. Explain whether each of the following may be classified as a causation or correlation. Justify your reasoning. Identify any possible lurking variables that may be present.

  • Wealthy people are thin.
  • People with long hair do better on audio memory tests.
  • Ice cream melts when heated.
  • Students with fewer clothes perform worse on standardized tests.
  • Money is the root of all evil. In other words, money causes evil.
  • Smoking causes an increase in the risk of developing lung cancer.
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