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Poster Boy

Interesting post. I take the point that synchronous and coincidental are not exact synonyms. Synchronicity implies a deliberate and pre-planned connection between events, designed to make people think there is some hidden meaning. If there is such a direct connection between events, then that is organised, or intended, by a human agency. If they just happen to look as if there is meaning there, then the explanation is that, well, it just happened to appear as if it was planned ... ... always after the event f course ...

Such things appeal to our sense of patterns, symmetry, balance etc, but there are no hidden meanings there. Any meanings are imagined.

If something supremely improbable happens, then it still has a probablity of 1, because it has happened. Whatever the odds are, if it happens, it immediately changes the odds from XXX-0 to XXXX-1 - or something like that!

Susan

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synchronicity explained? 1939 jazzmumbles 22-Sep-18 00:09
Re: synchronicity explained? 284 D-Archer 22-Sep-18 18:59
Re: synchronicity explained? 252 Itatw70s 24-Sep-18 11:53
Re: synchronicity explained? 231 D-Archer 24-Sep-18 12:47
Re: synchronicity explained? 233 Itatw70s 24-Sep-18 13:56
Re: synchronicity explained? 227 Susan Doris 26-Sep-18 04:57
Re: synchronicity explained? 222 D-Archer 26-Sep-18 08:37
Re: synchronicity explained? 221 Susan Doris 26-Sep-18 12:01
Re: synchronicity explained? 224 Eddie Larry 26-Sep-18 14:10
Re: synchronicity explained? 219 Poster Boy 27-Sep-18 16:16
Re: synchronicity explained? 211 Eddie Larry 27-Sep-18 16:28
Re: synchronicity explained? 214 Poster Boy 27-Sep-18 17:00
Re: synchronicity explained? 224 Eddie Larry 27-Sep-18 19:56
Re: synchronicity explained? 208 Poster Boy 27-Sep-18 20:30
show us more "patterns" like this... 228 Poster Boy 27-Sep-18 16:58
Re: synchronicity explained? 216 Susan Doris 28-Sep-18 13:56
Re: synchronicity explained? 202 Poster Boy 28-Sep-18 15:25
Re: synchronicity explained? 200 Eddie Larry 28-Sep-18 20:37
Re: synchronicity explained? 193 Poster Boy 28-Sep-18 21:07
Re: synchronicity explained? 199 Susan Doris 29-Sep-18 05:40
The statistics of synchronicities--in science 198 drrayeye 29-Sep-18 14:12
Re: The statistics of synchronicities--in science 198 Poster Boy 29-Sep-18 15:56
Re: The statistics of synchronicities--in science 196 drrayeye 29-Sep-18 19:32
Questions on synchronicities and statistical science 201 Poster Boy 30-Sep-18 18:13
Some possibilities 194 drrayeye 01-Oct-18 09:53
Deconstructing one sync. 197 Poster Boy 01-Oct-18 18:08
Re: Deconstructing one sync. 189 drrayeye 01-Oct-18 19:09
Re: Deconstructing one sync. 194 Poster Boy 01-Oct-18 20:24
Re: Deconstructing one sync. 205 drrayeye 02-Oct-18 00:41
Re: Deconstructing one sync. 197 Poster Boy 02-Oct-18 02:34
Research design 192 drrayeye 02-Oct-18 04:12
Re: Research design 193 Poster Boy 02-Oct-18 04:18
Framing.. Research design 196 Poster Boy 02-Oct-18 20:50
Re: Framing.. Research design 194 Poster Boy 02-Oct-18 23:21
Re: Framing.. Research design 194 Susan Doris 03-Oct-18 04:56
a study of coincidences 193 drrayeye 03-Oct-18 13:24
Re: a study of coincidences 193 Susan Doris 03-Oct-18 15:25
Your scepticism antennae 191 drrayeye 03-Oct-18 19:33
Re: Framing.. Research design 198 Poster Boy 03-Oct-18 16:16
Re: Framing.. Research design 196 Susan Doris 04-Oct-18 07:17
Re: Framing.. Research design 195 Poster Boy 04-Oct-18 15:10
Re: Framing.. Research design 194 Susan Doris 04-Oct-18 17:07
Re: Framing.. Research design 191 Poster Boy 04-Oct-18 17:37
true randomness 194 drrayeye 04-Oct-18 17:53
Re: true randomness 300 Poster Boy 04-Oct-18 19:26
a scientific alternative to dismissive debunking 200 drrayeye 29-Sep-18 21:28
Re: a scientific alternative to dismissive debunking 203 Susan Doris 30-Sep-18 05:06
I didn't write this post for you, 204 drrayeye 30-Sep-18 06:05
Re: I didn't write this post for you, 195 Eddie Larry 30-Sep-18 13:47
Re: a scientific alternative to dismissive debunking 198 drrayeye 30-Sep-18 08:50
Re: a scientific alternative to dismissive debunking 202 Susan Doris 30-Sep-18 10:27
Re: a scientific alternative to dismissive debunking 198 Eddie Larry 30-Sep-18 14:07
Re: a scientific alternative to dismissive debunking 195 Susan Doris 30-Sep-18 15:10
Re: a scientific alternative to dismissive debunking 198 Eddie Larry 30-Sep-18 17:09
Re: a scientific alternative to dismissive debunking 198 Poster Boy 01-Oct-18 19:05
Scientific thinking 212 drrayeye 30-Sep-18 16:43
Re: synchronicity explained? 233 jazzmumbles 26-Sep-18 15:24


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