If I searched subsequent events for the possibility of shaping the nature of prior events, how many statistical correlations could I find?
No, but seriously, Causation is an instrument of Science which allows us to study events in such a way as to allow us to shape one event, and therefore, logically and temporally arrange for a desired event to follow from the first. One easy Performance can then be leveraged into a series of complex and awesome events. You make use of Causation every time you boot up your computer. Remember the Altair 8800 before DOS? Yeah, that. 0x10101010