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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!


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synchronicity explained? 2238 jazzmumbles 22-Sep-18 00:09
Re: synchronicity explained? 417 D-Archer 22-Sep-18 18:59
Re: synchronicity explained? 379 Itatw70s 24-Sep-18 11:53
Re: synchronicity explained? 362 D-Archer 24-Sep-18 12:47
Re: synchronicity explained? 362 Itatw70s 24-Sep-18 13:56
Re: synchronicity explained? 365 Susan Doris 26-Sep-18 04:57
Re: synchronicity explained? 350 D-Archer 26-Sep-18 08:37
Re: synchronicity explained? 355 Susan Doris 26-Sep-18 12:01
Re: synchronicity explained? 358 Eddie Larry 26-Sep-18 14:10
Re: synchronicity explained? 340 Poster Boy 27-Sep-18 16:16
Re: synchronicity explained? 327 Eddie Larry 27-Sep-18 16:28
Re: synchronicity explained? 335 Poster Boy 27-Sep-18 17:00
Re: synchronicity explained? 351 Eddie Larry 27-Sep-18 19:56
Re: synchronicity explained? 322 Poster Boy 27-Sep-18 20:30
show us more "patterns" like this... 360 Poster Boy 27-Sep-18 16:58
Re: synchronicity explained? 322 Susan Doris 28-Sep-18 13:56
Re: synchronicity explained? 314 Poster Boy 28-Sep-18 15:25
Re: synchronicity explained? 310 Eddie Larry 28-Sep-18 20:37
Re: synchronicity explained? 302 Poster Boy 28-Sep-18 21:07
Re: synchronicity explained? 312 Susan Doris 29-Sep-18 05:40
The statistics of synchronicities--in science 297 drrayeye 29-Sep-18 14:12
Re: The statistics of synchronicities--in science 299 Poster Boy 29-Sep-18 15:56
Re: The statistics of synchronicities--in science 292 drrayeye 29-Sep-18 19:32
Questions on synchronicities and statistical science 303 Poster Boy 30-Sep-18 18:13
Some possibilities 292 drrayeye 01-Oct-18 09:53
Deconstructing one sync. 310 Poster Boy 01-Oct-18 18:08
Re: Deconstructing one sync. 290 drrayeye 01-Oct-18 19:09
Re: Deconstructing one sync. 297 Poster Boy 01-Oct-18 20:24
Re: Deconstructing one sync. 299 drrayeye 02-Oct-18 00:41
Re: Deconstructing one sync. 307 Poster Boy 02-Oct-18 02:34
Research design 293 drrayeye 02-Oct-18 04:12
Re: Research design 291 Poster Boy 02-Oct-18 04:18
Framing.. Research design 294 Poster Boy 02-Oct-18 20:50
Re: Framing.. Research design 293 Poster Boy 02-Oct-18 23:21
Re: Framing.. Research design 309 Susan Doris 03-Oct-18 04:56
a study of coincidences 286 drrayeye 03-Oct-18 13:24
Re: a study of coincidences 290 Susan Doris 03-Oct-18 15:25
Your scepticism antennae 299 drrayeye 03-Oct-18 19:33
Re: Framing.. Research design 305 Poster Boy 03-Oct-18 16:16
Re: Framing.. Research design 308 Susan Doris 04-Oct-18 07:17
Re: Framing.. Research design 296 Poster Boy 04-Oct-18 15:10
Re: Framing.. Research design 297 Susan Doris 04-Oct-18 17:07
Re: Framing.. Research design 292 Poster Boy 04-Oct-18 17:37
true randomness 310 drrayeye 04-Oct-18 17:53
Re: true randomness 481 Poster Boy 04-Oct-18 19:26
a scientific alternative to dismissive debunking 300 drrayeye 29-Sep-18 21:28
Re: a scientific alternative to dismissive debunking 307 Susan Doris 30-Sep-18 05:06
I didn't write this post for you, 301 drrayeye 30-Sep-18 06:05
Re: I didn't write this post for you, 293 Eddie Larry 30-Sep-18 13:47
Re: a scientific alternative to dismissive debunking 296 drrayeye 30-Sep-18 08:50
Re: a scientific alternative to dismissive debunking 300 Susan Doris 30-Sep-18 10:27
Re: a scientific alternative to dismissive debunking 309 Eddie Larry 30-Sep-18 14:07
Re: a scientific alternative to dismissive debunking 307 Susan Doris 30-Sep-18 15:10
Re: a scientific alternative to dismissive debunking 306 Eddie Larry 30-Sep-18 17:09
Re: a scientific alternative to dismissive debunking 298 Poster Boy 01-Oct-18 19:05
Scientific thinking 317 drrayeye 30-Sep-18 16:43
Re: synchronicity explained? 356 jazzmumbles 26-Sep-18 15:24

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