“Correlation does not mean causation”, cries the midwit, linking the wrong XKCD comic to prove their point, or the piracy / global warming chart of pastafarian fame.
Exceptions are like bumps on the road, or potholes. They don’t change the general direction of the road.
You can stop at every single one to reconsider your journey, but you don’t, because you want to reach your destination.
You drive over or around them, you power through.
Some people do stop though. They stop, light a tea candle, take a selfie, live stream a lecture about stereotypes and generalization being not just morally, but scientifically wrong. The essential filter that you need to understand a complex world in order to successfully navigate it: wrong. You’re not allowed to know anything, fact check: true.
I ignore them, because I do wish to understand the world and I do want to reach my destination.
Correlation does not necessarily mean causation. But more often than not, it does. When it doesn’t, that’s the exception.