Great example of how correlation does NOT imply causation. It is sad that most people do not understand science. Ask your students to propose other reasons for the data such as poverty or access to health care. Better yet, have them come up with other positive correlations with infant mortality such as number of supermarkets or number of television sets.
States Run by Republican Governors Boast Highest Economic Growth Rates & “THE BURGER KING ORDEAL!” - ..Look at all the most liberal states: High Taxes and Debt up to their eyeballs. Eventually, some groups are going to find out the VERY hard way they were lied to for votes OR, the WHOLE state will take a hit and pay for some politician's empty promises. “Sooner or later you run out of other people’s money.” [...] 08/28