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Response to Cleita (Reply #13)

Fri Aug 23, 2013, 11:54 PM

14. Okay, but that's a tall order.

As I said. There are earthquakes all over California every damned day. Saying one is because of fracking and not because that California has hundreds of fault lines all over the place is a tall order. This especially if there is no fracking going on in the area of the earthquake, if in California at all.

The science of fracking causing earthquakes is dodgy at best. There are some preliminary papers positing such. And there is some plausibility. But the papers can only establish correlation, not causation. Since there are earthquakes all over the planet all the time, it is very difficult to statistically demonstrate causation. There are just too damned many unknowns.

I am sorry to burst your bubble, but science is pretty rigorous with techniques and analysis. Correlations alone cannot imply causation. That would not stand up to peer review.

I appreciate your responses.

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