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Causation Quotes

Causation Quotes by Swami Vivekananda, L.A. Paul, Kenneth L. Woodward, George F. R. Ellis, Trofim Lysenko, Ervin Seale and many others.

Every one is as much bound in thought, word, deed, and mind, as a piece of stone or this table. That I talk to you now is as rigorous in causation as that you listen to me. There is no freedom until you go beyond Maya. That is the real freedom of the soul.
Swami Vivekananda
Often the features metaphysicians are interested in, like causation, time, and essence, involve features that seem so basic or are so generally embedded in the way we experience the world that it takes special attention and focus to draw them out and develop an account of their nature.
L.A. Paul
Correlation is not causation.
Kenneth L. Woodward
This is absolutely correct and forms part of the larger concept that top-down causation is a key factor not just in the way the brain works but in broader contexts in biology and even physics.
George F. R. Ellis
Agricultural practice served Darwin as the material basis for the elaboration of his theory of Evolution, which explained the natural causation of the adaptation we see in the structure of the organic world. That was a great advance in the knowledge of living nature.
Trofim Lysenko
It is what you think of this situation that governs В you and not the situation itself. Causation is always in mind and not in things.
Ervin Seale
The great unity which true science seeks is found only by beginning with our knowledge of God, and coming down from Him along the stream of causation to every fact and event that affects us.
Ernest Howard Crosby
Big data is great when you want to verify and quantify small data – as big data is all about seeking a correlation – small data about seeking the causation.
Martin Lindstrom
The distinctive contribution that metaphysics makes to our understanding of reality is first that it considers questions about features of reality that the sciences don’t, such as the intrinsic nature of causation or the dynamic character of temporal experience.
L.A. Paul
Internal and external nature, mind and matter, are in time and space, and are bound by the law of causation.
Swami Vivekananda
All is bound by the law of causation
Swami Vivekananda
If there is anything in the world which I do firmly believe in, it is the universal validity of the law of causation.
Thomas Huxley
Obviously if any actions, even a lunatic’s, can be causeless, determinism is done for. If the chain of causation can be broken for a madman, it can be broken for a man.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Those who use ‘Correlation is not the same as causation’ as a magic incantation to dismiss all fact-using professions are fools holding a lit match in one hand and an open gas can in the other, screaming, ‘One has nothing to do with the other!’
David Brin
Legal doctrine requiring a showing of evidence of racist intent and a narrow chain of causation has made it very difficult to prove in court that a person or group is experiencing racism because the standards are too narrow and too focused on individual intentions.
Dean Spade
Every attempt to solve the laws of causation, time, and space would be futile, because the very attempt would have to be made by taking for granted the existence of these three.
Swami Vivekananda
I’m very familiar with how people can confuse correlation with causation.
Tim Ferriss
Religion belongs to the realm that is inviolable before the law of causation and therefore closed to science.
Max Planck
If … we choose a group of social phenomena with no antecedent knowledge of the causation or absence of causation among them, then the calculation of correlation coefficients, total or partial, will not advance us a step toward evaluating the importance of the causes at work.
Ronald Fisher
Fate is the endless chain of causation, whereby things are; the reason or formula by which the world goes on.
Citium Zeno
Fate is the endless chain of causation, whereby things are; the reason or formula by which the world goes on.
Zeno of Citium
Everything, both mental and physical, is rigidly bound by the law of causation.
Swami Vivekananda
All law has its essence in causation.
Swami Vivekananda
The fundamental activity of medical science is to determine the ultimate causation of disease.
Wilfred Trotter
In spite of all evidence that life is discontinuous, a valley of rifts, and that random chance plays a great part in our fates, we go on believing in the continuity of things, in causation and meaning. But we live on a broken mirror, and fresh cracks appear in its surface every day.
Salman Rushdie
One way to explain the complexity and unpredictability of historical systems, despite their ultimate determinacy, is to note that long chains of causation may separate final effects from ultimate causes lying outside the domain of that field of science.
Jared Diamond
The English practice of accommodating the rules of commercial law to commercial practice. The line of causation ran from economic need to legal response
Nathan Rosenberg
The parallelism, or denial of any causation between mind and body, derives basically, and fallaciously, from a theory of substances as having complete concepts that include everything that is true of them.
Gonzalo Rodriguez-Pereyra
Biases and blind spots exist in big data as much as they do in individual perceptions and experiences. Yet there is a problematic belief that bigger data is always better data and that correlation is as good as causation.
Kate Crawford
The man who is unhappy will, as a rule, adopt an unhappy creed, while the man who is happy will adopt a happy creed; each may attribute his happiness or unhappiness to his beliefs, while the real causation is the other way round.
Bertrand Russell
This is the work of NГўma-Rupa – name and form. Everything that has form, everything that calls up an idea in your mind, is within Maya; for everything that is bound by the laws of time, space, and causation is within Maya.
Swami Vivekananda
Don’t confuse correlation and causation. Almost all great records eventually dwindle.
Charlie Munger
A poem is energy transferred from where the poet got it (he will have some several causations), by way of the poem itself to, all the way over to, the reader.
Charles Olson
Not one example of significant self-generation or self-organization can be found in the entire realm of nature…. Without causation, nothing happens and without organization by an intelligent being, systems tend to lower and lower levels of complexity.
Hugh Ross