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Indeed, if two things are causally linked, they will be correlated, and so evidence of a correlation may provide some initial evidence for a causal link. But the simple fact that two things are correlated is, by itself, not evidence of a causal link. In Chapter 5 we will look closely at the ways in which claims about causal links and their attendant correlations are tested. For now, it is enough to keep in mind that correlations do not necessarily indicate causal links and, for this reason, are of less explanatory value than are facts about causal links.
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The leaves covering the drains have caused the street to flood. Causal relationships are not always simple or straightforward. Consider some of the complexities we must face in thinking about causes and their effects. First, effects can be the result of a combination of causes. It may be, for example, that my lateness was in part caused by a traffic jam. But suppose that while hung up in traffic I ran low on gas and so had to stop and fill up. Suppose also that neither event, alone, would have made me late.
A Beginner's Guide to Scientific Method , 4th Edition by Stephen S. Carey