Correlation v. Causation

Correlation v. Causation

Understanding the definition helps to understand  the difference between the two types of relationships — an action or occurrence can cause another (e.g. smoking causes an increase in the risk of developing lung cancer), or it can correlate with another (e.g. smoking...
On Balance

On Balance

A long time ago (longer than I care to admit), I taught various classes at a community college while I was in graduate school for engineering. The money was decent, and the content was something I enjoyed – I taught classes in Buddhism, along with other eastern...
Various Maintenance Strategies

Various Maintenance Strategies

According to the Rand Group, between 2012 and 2018, the U.S. spent about 57% of its transportation infrastructure budget on new construction projects. The 43% leftover was spent on maintaining roads.  The same group sited the U.S., having approximately 600,000 bridges...