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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? 1820 jazzmumbles 22-Sep-18 00:09
Re: synchronicity explained? 228 D-Archer 22-Sep-18 18:59
Re: synchronicity explained? 187 Itatw70s 24-Sep-18 11:53
Re: synchronicity explained? 170 D-Archer 24-Sep-18 12:47
Re: synchronicity explained? 176 Itatw70s 24-Sep-18 13:56
Re: synchronicity explained? 168 Susan Doris 26-Sep-18 04:57
Re: synchronicity explained? 166 D-Archer 26-Sep-18 08:37
Re: synchronicity explained? 161 Susan Doris 26-Sep-18 12:01
Re: synchronicity explained? 161 Eddie Larry 26-Sep-18 14:10
Re: synchronicity explained? 153 Poster Boy 27-Sep-18 16:16
Re: synchronicity explained? 150 Eddie Larry 27-Sep-18 16:28
Re: synchronicity explained? 155 Poster Boy 27-Sep-18 17:00
Re: synchronicity explained? 151 Eddie Larry 27-Sep-18 19:56
Re: synchronicity explained? 146 Poster Boy 27-Sep-18 20:30
show us more "patterns" like this... 160 Poster Boy 27-Sep-18 16:58
Re: synchronicity explained? 154 Susan Doris 28-Sep-18 13:56
Re: synchronicity explained? 151 Poster Boy 28-Sep-18 15:25
Re: synchronicity explained? 151 Eddie Larry 28-Sep-18 20:37
Re: synchronicity explained? 145 Poster Boy 28-Sep-18 21:07
Re: synchronicity explained? 151 Susan Doris 29-Sep-18 05:40
The statistics of synchronicities--in science 149 drrayeye 29-Sep-18 14:12
Re: The statistics of synchronicities--in science 149 Poster Boy 29-Sep-18 15:56
Re: The statistics of synchronicities--in science 146 drrayeye 29-Sep-18 19:32
Questions on synchronicities and statistical science 154 Poster Boy 30-Sep-18 18:13
Some possibilities 148 drrayeye 01-Oct-18 09:53
Deconstructing one sync. 146 Poster Boy 01-Oct-18 18:08
Re: Deconstructing one sync. 141 drrayeye 01-Oct-18 19:09
Re: Deconstructing one sync. 144 Poster Boy 01-Oct-18 20:24
Re: Deconstructing one sync. 156 drrayeye 02-Oct-18 00:41
Re: Deconstructing one sync. 148 Poster Boy 02-Oct-18 02:34
Research design 145 drrayeye 02-Oct-18 04:12
Re: Research design 145 Poster Boy 02-Oct-18 04:18
Framing.. Research design 146 Poster Boy 02-Oct-18 20:50
Re: Framing.. Research design 148 Poster Boy 02-Oct-18 23:21
Re: Framing.. Research design 143 Susan Doris 03-Oct-18 04:56
a study of coincidences 143 drrayeye 03-Oct-18 13:24
Re: a study of coincidences 144 Susan Doris 03-Oct-18 15:25
Your scepticism antennae 141 drrayeye 03-Oct-18 19:33
Re: Framing.. Research design 149 Poster Boy 03-Oct-18 16:16
Re: Framing.. Research design 145 Susan Doris 04-Oct-18 07:17
Re: Framing.. Research design 146 Poster Boy 04-Oct-18 15:10
Re: Framing.. Research design 144 Susan Doris 04-Oct-18 17:07
Re: Framing.. Research design 142 Poster Boy 04-Oct-18 17:37
true randomness 146 drrayeye 04-Oct-18 17:53
Re: true randomness 228 Poster Boy 04-Oct-18 19:26
a scientific alternative to dismissive debunking 151 drrayeye 29-Sep-18 21:28
Re: a scientific alternative to dismissive debunking 152 Susan Doris 30-Sep-18 05:06
I didn't write this post for you, 156 drrayeye 30-Sep-18 06:05
Re: I didn't write this post for you, 146 Eddie Larry 30-Sep-18 13:47
Re: a scientific alternative to dismissive debunking 148 drrayeye 30-Sep-18 08:50
Re: a scientific alternative to dismissive debunking 154 Susan Doris 30-Sep-18 10:27
Re: a scientific alternative to dismissive debunking 149 Eddie Larry 30-Sep-18 14:07
Re: a scientific alternative to dismissive debunking 149 Susan Doris 30-Sep-18 15:10
Re: a scientific alternative to dismissive debunking 150 Eddie Larry 30-Sep-18 17:09
Re: a scientific alternative to dismissive debunking 150 Poster Boy 01-Oct-18 19:05
Scientific thinking 163 drrayeye 30-Sep-18 16:43
Re: synchronicity explained? 184 jazzmumbles 26-Sep-18 15:24


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