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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? 2048 jazzmumbles 22-Sep-18 00:09
Re: synchronicity explained? 338 D-Archer 22-Sep-18 18:59
Re: synchronicity explained? 297 Itatw70s 24-Sep-18 11:53
Re: synchronicity explained? 281 D-Archer 24-Sep-18 12:47
Re: synchronicity explained? 283 Itatw70s 24-Sep-18 13:56
Re: synchronicity explained? 277 Susan Doris 26-Sep-18 04:57
Re: synchronicity explained? 269 D-Archer 26-Sep-18 08:37
Re: synchronicity explained? 268 Susan Doris 26-Sep-18 12:01
Re: synchronicity explained? 270 Eddie Larry 26-Sep-18 14:10
Re: synchronicity explained? 266 Poster Boy 27-Sep-18 16:16
Re: synchronicity explained? 261 Eddie Larry 27-Sep-18 16:28
Re: synchronicity explained? 262 Poster Boy 27-Sep-18 17:00
Re: synchronicity explained? 270 Eddie Larry 27-Sep-18 19:56
Re: synchronicity explained? 255 Poster Boy 27-Sep-18 20:30
show us more "patterns" like this... 275 Poster Boy 27-Sep-18 16:58
Re: synchronicity explained? 262 Susan Doris 28-Sep-18 13:56
Re: synchronicity explained? 246 Poster Boy 28-Sep-18 15:25
Re: synchronicity explained? 239 Eddie Larry 28-Sep-18 20:37
Re: synchronicity explained? 232 Poster Boy 28-Sep-18 21:07
Re: synchronicity explained? 237 Susan Doris 29-Sep-18 05:40
The statistics of synchronicities--in science 240 drrayeye 29-Sep-18 14:12
Re: The statistics of synchronicities--in science 239 Poster Boy 29-Sep-18 15:56
Re: The statistics of synchronicities--in science 235 drrayeye 29-Sep-18 19:32
Questions on synchronicities and statistical science 240 Poster Boy 30-Sep-18 18:13
Some possibilities 236 drrayeye 01-Oct-18 09:53
Deconstructing one sync. 242 Poster Boy 01-Oct-18 18:08
Re: Deconstructing one sync. 230 drrayeye 01-Oct-18 19:09
Re: Deconstructing one sync. 236 Poster Boy 01-Oct-18 20:24
Re: Deconstructing one sync. 244 drrayeye 02-Oct-18 00:41
Re: Deconstructing one sync. 238 Poster Boy 02-Oct-18 02:34
Research design 232 drrayeye 02-Oct-18 04:12
Re: Research design 233 Poster Boy 02-Oct-18 04:18
Framing.. Research design 236 Poster Boy 02-Oct-18 20:50
Re: Framing.. Research design 234 Poster Boy 02-Oct-18 23:21
Re: Framing.. Research design 232 Susan Doris 03-Oct-18 04:56
a study of coincidences 232 drrayeye 03-Oct-18 13:24
Re: a study of coincidences 232 Susan Doris 03-Oct-18 15:25
Your scepticism antennae 229 drrayeye 03-Oct-18 19:33
Re: Framing.. Research design 238 Poster Boy 03-Oct-18 16:16
Re: Framing.. Research design 235 Susan Doris 04-Oct-18 07:17
Re: Framing.. Research design 235 Poster Boy 04-Oct-18 15:10
Re: Framing.. Research design 233 Susan Doris 04-Oct-18 17:07
Re: Framing.. Research design 232 Poster Boy 04-Oct-18 17:37
true randomness 234 drrayeye 04-Oct-18 17:53
Re: true randomness 360 Poster Boy 04-Oct-18 19:26
a scientific alternative to dismissive debunking 241 drrayeye 29-Sep-18 21:28
Re: a scientific alternative to dismissive debunking 241 Susan Doris 30-Sep-18 05:06
I didn't write this post for you, 243 drrayeye 30-Sep-18 06:05
Re: I didn't write this post for you, 234 Eddie Larry 30-Sep-18 13:47
Re: a scientific alternative to dismissive debunking 237 drrayeye 30-Sep-18 08:50
Re: a scientific alternative to dismissive debunking 243 Susan Doris 30-Sep-18 10:27
Re: a scientific alternative to dismissive debunking 237 Eddie Larry 30-Sep-18 14:07
Re: a scientific alternative to dismissive debunking 234 Susan Doris 30-Sep-18 15:10
Re: a scientific alternative to dismissive debunking 241 Eddie Larry 30-Sep-18 17:09
Re: a scientific alternative to dismissive debunking 237 Poster Boy 01-Oct-18 19:05
Scientific thinking 252 drrayeye 30-Sep-18 16:43
Re: synchronicity explained? 273 jazzmumbles 26-Sep-18 15:24


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