If you undertake statistical analysis you may find patterns, trends.
Apparently, these patterns born out by numbers are the only ones we should trust. Because our faulty brains tend to see patterns that aren’t really there. This being attributed to confirmation bias (we notice correlations), organic heuristic thinking (not analytical) and probably a few wishes sprinkled in (delusion/ignoring things we don’t want to know).
I wonder if the statistical patterns are the end of it. What I mean is, if I feel that there is a pattern even if it is a result of faulty thinking, there probably IS a pattern, it’s just not statistically calculable. Or maybe it is, but you need to run algorithms over the data to look for things other than the obvious correlation.