## Causal or conditional?

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wanderlust

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### Causal or conditional?

If I say,

1) A, therefore, B
3) A contributes to B
4) B because of A

Can I diagram all of the above statements as A-->B?

I know that alternative cause such as C-->B could weaken the original causal statement A-->B.
I want to know can I use not A to weaken A-->B

Thanks in advance for any input!

dingbat

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### Re: Causal or conditional?

wanderlust wrote:If I say,

1) A, therefore, B
3) A contributes to B
4) B because of A

Can I diagram all of the above statements as A-->B?

I know that alternative cause such as C-->B could weaken the original causal statement A-->B
I want to know can I use not A to weaken A-->B

Thanks in advance for any input!

They're not the same. Option 1 is the only example where A always results in B (the other statements show more of a maybe type statement)
1) if A then always B
2) if A then maybe B (not sure of this)
3) if A then maybe B
4) if A then maybe B (but A is a requirement for B, so if B then always A)

wanderlust

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### Re: Causal or conditional?

dingbat wrote:They're not the same. Option 1 is the only example where A always results in B (the other statements show more of a maybe type statement)
1) if A then always B
2) if A then maybe B (not sure of this)
3) if A then maybe B
4) if A then maybe B (but A is a requirement for B, so if B then always A)

I agree with you only on the 3rd one. But i still think the rest are causal.