Monday, July 3, 2017

Philosophy Wire: To be or not to… Facebook? Complicated answers… Irrelevant relevant correlations…


Philosophy Wire by Spiros Kakos [2017-07-03]: Is social media good for you, or bad? Well, it's complicated. A study of 12 million Facebook users suggests that using Facebook is associated with living longer - when it serves to maintain and enhance your real-world social ties. [1] Irrelevant correlations. Relevant correlations. Who can decide? Check your feelings. You know that question has no answer. You are just afraid to admit it… Because you want to have correlations. You somehow feel that this is the way it is supposed to be. But if you cannot distinguish the correct from the incorrect, then only one thing can be true: That they are all valid…

Eat ice cream.
Be careful of the sharks…

PS. Check here for this weird correlation.

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