A person with a Master's degree in philosophy and an associate professor of biology please themselves in thinking they have refuted Ray Fair's econometric model of presidential elections.

The philosopher assumes what is to be proven, that public opinion polls are accurate.

And the biologist proudly administers the coup de grace: "Correlation is not causation."

I'm sure Professor Fair will be resigning in disgrace any minute now.

(By the way, all the regression-haters should check out this forecast of how many medals each country will win in the Olympics. Even if a biologist needed to warn a world-renowned econometrician about correlation not being causation, this simple regression model for medals might do pretty well.)

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