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Response to baldguy (Reply #59)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 12:09 PM

65. OP submitted a line through a scatter diagram. Said it was a regression and "empirical proof on the

 

effect of guns"

My posts to this thread have all been purely about the credibility of the asserted model as "empirical proof".

Not about the social consequences of things to commit homicides and other crimes.

Statistical models do not prove cause, and regression models with low R square even if they contribute to cause may only explain a few percent of the variation of the dependent variable.

One can discuss such things without getting sidetracked with name calling but that hasn't happened with many of the posts attacking me.

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