Please see my reply sbove to Demystifier. That is what I meant. But , yes, @Bergmann , I was not saying Pearl does not provide a clear setup; I am not familiar with it. I meant now science must sbsorb it and work with it. I will read it when I get a chance. I am not saying that the concept is not relevant to science, only that at this point it is at its infancy and hasn't been yet absorbed. Thats all.Ackbach said:I strongly disagree with this. Science has long been concerned with causation - I would say primarily concerned with causation. It's the most important question! Mill's Methods show how an experiment demonstrates causality, but as I have just said in this thread, the New Causal Revolution has demonstrated how you can get causality from an observational study, given the right conditions. This opens up many new possibilities.
The field of statistics, for a long time, distanced itself from causality because it didn't have the vocabulary and tools necessary to deal with it, other than in experiments. But again, the New Causal Revolution has changed all that.