Yes, I entirely agree. I was just qualifying prothero's post #418. Sometimes we infer causation, sometimes we don't.
That we do infer causation is one thing. But that we ought to infer causation is a different thing. We may sometimes infer causation when that would be committing the fallacy of post hoc ergo propeter hoc
(or "false cause".But whether we ought
to infer causation depends on whether we have good reason to do so (controlled studies and the like). Logic, said the American philosopher, Charles S, Peirce, is a "normative science". The rules of inference are normative, because rules are normative. Logic studies not how we do think, but how we ought to think.