How come, when I posted a few entries last year on Pearl’s and Rubin’s frameworks for causal inference, I got about 100 comments, but when yesterday I posted my 12-page magnum opus on the topic, only three people commented?
My theory is that the Pearl/Rubin framing of the earlier discussion personalized the topic, and people get much more interested in a subject if it can be seen in terms of personalities.
Another hypothesis is that my recent review was so comprehensive and correct that people had nothing to say about it.
P.S. The present entry is an example of reverse causal inference, in the sense described in my review.