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(Part of…) why I’m single

How I spent my Saturday evening:

September 7, 2013 - Posted by | Lectures, medicine, personal

2 Comments »

  1. You might have misidentified the effect as the cause.🙂

    Comment by Miao | September 8, 2013 | Reply

    • P(finding a partner on a random Saturday evening | spending Saturday evening watching Stanford medical lectures online) = 0.

      P(finding a partner on a random Saturday evening | engaging in any kind of social activity involving other people) > 0.

      There are many other reasons as well, and there are other ways to frame the problem leading to different potential causal mechanisms (e.g., ‘people who’ll voluntarily watch online lectures on a Saturday evening are boring and unattractive’), but I feel pretty sure there’s some kind of causal link here.

      Comment by US | September 8, 2013 | Reply


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