Graph (image) Science China Press Caption Illustration of spurious correlation by showing the distribution of the maximum absolute sample correlation coefficients between the first and the four of the rest of 800 (in red) and 6,400 (in blue) independently drawn standard Gaussian random variables with sample size n = 60. It can be seen that the maximum spurious correlation coefficient is very high. Credit ©Science China Press Usage Restrictions None Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.