According to an Assemblywoman in California, “God” is punishing California with a drought because of Abortion.
Yeah… no shit… Look at how she “proves” it:
Texas was in a long period of drought until Governor Perry signed the fetal pain bill. It rained that night. Now God has His hold on California.
If you aren’t aware, this is text book Confirmation Bias:
In psychology and cognitive science, confirmation bias (or confirmatory bias) is a tendency to search for or interpret information in a way that confirms one’s preconceptions, leading to statistical errors.
This would also be an example of “Correlation does not imply Causation”:
Correlation does not imply causation is a phrase used in science and statistics to emphasize that a correlation between two variables does not necessarily imply that one causes the other. Many statistical tests calculate correlation between variables. A few go further and calculate the likelihood of a true causal relationship; examples are the Granger causality test and convergent cross mapping.
I can guarantee you that “god” had no part in alleviating the drought in Texas. You may be scratching your bald Michael Chiklis head as you think “How can you know that?”. The only way we could attribute anything to a supernatural higher power is if something defies reality in order to make something happen. So far ever “miracle” or any kind of incident that has been attributed to god has been debunked with the accuracy of the Scooby Gang.
(h/t RH Reality Check)