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Susan Doris Wrote:
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> Poster Boy
>
> Interesting post. I take the point that
> synchronous and coincidental are not exact
> synonyms.

Yes Susan, and both are arbitrary in nature. Chance works so extremely well that we too often take this for granted, that we enter situations with a strong presumption that Chance is the root cause. It's highly reliable, because it works so well.


Synchronicity implies a deliberate and
> pre-planned connection between events, designed to
> make people think there is some hidden meaning.

Not necessarily, and this is one instance of how under-evolved our understanding of synchronicity is. Personally, I tend to favour the 'designer' interpretation, but this is only one possible explanation. Another very intriguing possibility is that our mind somehow shapes and times certain outcomes. That explanation and others like it would tend to fall under the domain of quantum effect. Way to early to say if this is the cause, but for a century we've known that mind influences reality on some level.

>
> 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!
>
You are absolutely right, Susan. There is always a 'chance' that something extremely improbable can occur. The Chance hypothesis is extremely accommodating. However, I don't think you would get very far, were you to raise this kind of argument in a court of law, as a means of overcoming damning DNA evidence, would you!? There's a huge difference between the practical and theoretical applications of Chance.

Nice to hear from you Susan. I've been waiting for months now to hear back from you on your video idea. I submit that you owe it to your friends and family. Always at your service! Mark

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synchronicity explained? 1980 jazzmumbles 22-Sep-18 00:09
Re: synchronicity explained? 304 D-Archer 22-Sep-18 18:59
Re: synchronicity explained? 267 Itatw70s 24-Sep-18 11:53
Re: synchronicity explained? 250 D-Archer 24-Sep-18 12:47
Re: synchronicity explained? 250 Itatw70s 24-Sep-18 13:56
Re: synchronicity explained? 244 Susan Doris 26-Sep-18 04:57
Re: synchronicity explained? 239 D-Archer 26-Sep-18 08:37
Re: synchronicity explained? 235 Susan Doris 26-Sep-18 12:01
Re: synchronicity explained? 239 Eddie Larry 26-Sep-18 14:10
Re: synchronicity explained? 234 Poster Boy 27-Sep-18 16:16
Re: synchronicity explained? 230 Eddie Larry 27-Sep-18 16:28
Re: synchronicity explained? 229 Poster Boy 27-Sep-18 17:00
Re: synchronicity explained? 239 Eddie Larry 27-Sep-18 19:56
Re: synchronicity explained? 223 Poster Boy 27-Sep-18 20:30
show us more "patterns" like this... 243 Poster Boy 27-Sep-18 16:58
Re: synchronicity explained? 231 Susan Doris 28-Sep-18 13:56
Re: synchronicity explained? 216 Poster Boy 28-Sep-18 15:25
Re: synchronicity explained? 212 Eddie Larry 28-Sep-18 20:37
Re: synchronicity explained? 204 Poster Boy 28-Sep-18 21:07
Re: synchronicity explained? 210 Susan Doris 29-Sep-18 05:40
The statistics of synchronicities--in science 212 drrayeye 29-Sep-18 14:12
Re: The statistics of synchronicities--in science 211 Poster Boy 29-Sep-18 15:56
Re: The statistics of synchronicities--in science 208 drrayeye 29-Sep-18 19:32
Questions on synchronicities and statistical science 213 Poster Boy 30-Sep-18 18:13
Some possibilities 207 drrayeye 01-Oct-18 09:53
Deconstructing one sync. 211 Poster Boy 01-Oct-18 18:08
Re: Deconstructing one sync. 202 drrayeye 01-Oct-18 19:09
Re: Deconstructing one sync. 207 Poster Boy 01-Oct-18 20:24
Re: Deconstructing one sync. 217 drrayeye 02-Oct-18 00:41
Re: Deconstructing one sync. 210 Poster Boy 02-Oct-18 02:34
Research design 205 drrayeye 02-Oct-18 04:12
Re: Research design 205 Poster Boy 02-Oct-18 04:18
Framing.. Research design 209 Poster Boy 02-Oct-18 20:50
Re: Framing.. Research design 207 Poster Boy 02-Oct-18 23:21
Re: Framing.. Research design 205 Susan Doris 03-Oct-18 04:56
a study of coincidences 205 drrayeye 03-Oct-18 13:24
Re: a study of coincidences 205 Susan Doris 03-Oct-18 15:25
Your scepticism antennae 203 drrayeye 03-Oct-18 19:33
Re: Framing.. Research design 210 Poster Boy 03-Oct-18 16:16
Re: Framing.. Research design 208 Susan Doris 04-Oct-18 07:17
Re: Framing.. Research design 207 Poster Boy 04-Oct-18 15:10
Re: Framing.. Research design 205 Susan Doris 04-Oct-18 17:07
Re: Framing.. Research design 205 Poster Boy 04-Oct-18 17:37
true randomness 206 drrayeye 04-Oct-18 17:53
Re: true randomness 321 Poster Boy 04-Oct-18 19:26
a scientific alternative to dismissive debunking 212 drrayeye 29-Sep-18 21:28
Re: a scientific alternative to dismissive debunking 214 Susan Doris 30-Sep-18 05:06
I didn't write this post for you, 216 drrayeye 30-Sep-18 06:05
Re: I didn't write this post for you, 206 Eddie Larry 30-Sep-18 13:47
Re: a scientific alternative to dismissive debunking 210 drrayeye 30-Sep-18 08:50
Re: a scientific alternative to dismissive debunking 215 Susan Doris 30-Sep-18 10:27
Re: a scientific alternative to dismissive debunking 209 Eddie Larry 30-Sep-18 14:07
Re: a scientific alternative to dismissive debunking 207 Susan Doris 30-Sep-18 15:10
Re: a scientific alternative to dismissive debunking 212 Eddie Larry 30-Sep-18 17:09
Re: a scientific alternative to dismissive debunking 210 Poster Boy 01-Oct-18 19:05
Scientific thinking 224 drrayeye 30-Sep-18 16:43
Re: synchronicity explained? 245 jazzmumbles 26-Sep-18 15:24


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