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Causation, Part 27 (Nassar)

In 2013, the Supreme Court issued its opinion in University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center v. Nassar. That case raised the question of whether Title VII’s retaliation provision required the plaintiff to establish “but for” cause. 376 more words


Logical Causation

I came across a research article that brings a very important facet of research to the forefront. As human beings, I believe we are conditioned to look for cause and effect relationships in order to make sense of our surroundings. 369 more words

Causation - a Philosophical Question

What do we mean when we say something like ‘the death of my cat caused me great sorrow’? How should we understand such a statement? And what sort of… 486 more words

Statistics: an Integral Part of a 21st Century Education

Modern statistics is a relatively new scientific discipline having only emerged in the last 150 years. Although still a young science, it has revolutionized scientific research, business, government, and society in general. 566 more words


On Free Will

For Corey. From an email sent on March 19, 2015.

Does free will exist? Before answering this question, we should first clarify what we mean by “free will.” Plausibly, one might claim that an action is “free” whenever it is true (all other facts holding constant) that the acting agent could’ve acted differently. 675 more words


Causation, Part 26

Gross introduced many problems and questions into discrimination law. Even though Title VII and the ADEA use the exact same “because of” language, this language now means one thing for Title VII discrimination claims and has a different meaning for ADEA claims. 283 more words


Not a correlation & certainly not a causation

I can’t count on my fingers and toes the amount of times I have heard people try to justify rape or sexual assault by addressing the types of clothes worn during the obscene violation. 1,177 more words