# The Book of Why: The New Science of Cause and Effect - 2018

## Details

Title : The Book of Why: The New Science of Cause and Effect Author(s): Pearl, Judea and Mackenzie, Dana Link(s) :

## Rough Notes

- Monty hall paradox as an example of a causeless correlation (Erdos did not agree with the solution of the Monty Hall paradox until he saw the simulations).
- Experiment of flipping 2 coins and recording the outcomes only if at least one of the coins is heads, is given as a counter example to Reichenbach's Common Cause Principle.
- Batting averages of Derek Jeter and David Justice is presented as an example of how averages could be misleading.
- M-bias as an example of why temporal information does not always give the correct answers, and that a causal diagram is the fool-proof method to determine which variables to condition on.