In today’s episode of Future Rising we consider the fundamental importance of how cause and effect govern the threads between past and future, and our ability to impact the future through our actions.
One of the trickier aspects of causality is where correlation—an apparent relationship between two things—is mistaken for a cause-effect relationship. We don’t go into this in the podcast, but if you’re interested in some of the weirder examples of correlation that has nothing to do with causation, check out these: https://www.tylervigen.com/spurious-correlations
For more on the book Future Rising: A Journey from the Past to the Edge of Tomorrow, check out http://futurerisingbook.com
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Professor Andrew Maynard