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Susan,

Daniel wrote as someone with a scientific background, and you didn't get it.

If you had been sitting beneath an apple tree, and an apple had fallen on your head, you would have said "coincidence," and that would have been the end of it. Just a coincidence--mental fantasy.

I call that dismissive debunking.

Not Sir Isaac Newton:

[www.independent.co.uk]

If you had been a physics student in a physics lab, you would have learned how scientists study such coincidences by doing experiments with the Atwood Machine:

[www.youtube.com]

this allows the scientist to carry out experiments to test the hypothesis, knowing that the assumptions are wrong. For example, there will be friction in the Atwood machine. So, the investigator will find ways to reduce violations of the assumptions--for example, greasing the rope or oiling the pulley. As errors are reduced, performance gets closer and closer to the hypothesis.

Psychphysicists like Fechner replaced the Atwood machine with a human being, and made predictions on how human sensory systems would process perceived differences in weight, brightness, or sound, leading to Fechner's law.

[www.appstate.edu]

What's interesting is that both Newton's and Fechner's laws can be studied with the Atwood machine.

Ray



See where that "coincidence" led, when subject to experimental testing?

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synchronicity explained? 2020 jazzmumbles 22-Sep-18 00:09
Re: synchronicity explained? 321 D-Archer 22-Sep-18 18:59
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Re: synchronicity explained? 266 D-Archer 24-Sep-18 12:47
Re: synchronicity explained? 269 Itatw70s 24-Sep-18 13:56
Re: synchronicity explained? 262 Susan Doris 26-Sep-18 04:57
Re: synchronicity explained? 254 D-Archer 26-Sep-18 08:37
Re: synchronicity explained? 253 Susan Doris 26-Sep-18 12:01
Re: synchronicity explained? 256 Eddie Larry 26-Sep-18 14:10
Re: synchronicity explained? 250 Poster Boy 27-Sep-18 16:16
Re: synchronicity explained? 246 Eddie Larry 27-Sep-18 16:28
Re: synchronicity explained? 247 Poster Boy 27-Sep-18 17:00
Re: synchronicity explained? 256 Eddie Larry 27-Sep-18 19:56
Re: synchronicity explained? 241 Poster Boy 27-Sep-18 20:30
show us more "patterns" like this... 261 Poster Boy 27-Sep-18 16:58
Re: synchronicity explained? 248 Susan Doris 28-Sep-18 13:56
Re: synchronicity explained? 233 Poster Boy 28-Sep-18 15:25
Re: synchronicity explained? 226 Eddie Larry 28-Sep-18 20:37
Re: synchronicity explained? 219 Poster Boy 28-Sep-18 21:07
Re: synchronicity explained? 225 Susan Doris 29-Sep-18 05:40
The statistics of synchronicities--in science 225 drrayeye 29-Sep-18 14:12
Re: The statistics of synchronicities--in science 225 Poster Boy 29-Sep-18 15:56
Re: The statistics of synchronicities--in science 223 drrayeye 29-Sep-18 19:32
Questions on synchronicities and statistical science 227 Poster Boy 30-Sep-18 18:13
Some possibilities 222 drrayeye 01-Oct-18 09:53
Deconstructing one sync. 229 Poster Boy 01-Oct-18 18:08
Re: Deconstructing one sync. 216 drrayeye 01-Oct-18 19:09
Re: Deconstructing one sync. 224 Poster Boy 01-Oct-18 20:24
Re: Deconstructing one sync. 231 drrayeye 02-Oct-18 00:41
Re: Deconstructing one sync. 225 Poster Boy 02-Oct-18 02:34
Research design 219 drrayeye 02-Oct-18 04:12
Re: Research design 219 Poster Boy 02-Oct-18 04:18
Framing.. Research design 223 Poster Boy 02-Oct-18 20:50
Re: Framing.. Research design 220 Poster Boy 02-Oct-18 23:21
Re: Framing.. Research design 220 Susan Doris 03-Oct-18 04:56
a study of coincidences 219 drrayeye 03-Oct-18 13:24
Re: a study of coincidences 219 Susan Doris 03-Oct-18 15:25
Your scepticism antennae 217 drrayeye 03-Oct-18 19:33
Re: Framing.. Research design 224 Poster Boy 03-Oct-18 16:16
Re: Framing.. Research design 222 Susan Doris 04-Oct-18 07:17
Re: Framing.. Research design 222 Poster Boy 04-Oct-18 15:10
Re: Framing.. Research design 220 Susan Doris 04-Oct-18 17:07
Re: Framing.. Research design 219 Poster Boy 04-Oct-18 17:37
true randomness 221 drrayeye 04-Oct-18 17:53
Re: true randomness 343 Poster Boy 04-Oct-18 19:26
a scientific alternative to dismissive debunking 227 drrayeye 29-Sep-18 21:28
Re: a scientific alternative to dismissive debunking 229 Susan Doris 30-Sep-18 05:06
I didn't write this post for you, 230 drrayeye 30-Sep-18 06:05
Re: I didn't write this post for you, 221 Eddie Larry 30-Sep-18 13:47
Re: a scientific alternative to dismissive debunking 225 drrayeye 30-Sep-18 08:50
Re: a scientific alternative to dismissive debunking 230 Susan Doris 30-Sep-18 10:27
Re: a scientific alternative to dismissive debunking 224 Eddie Larry 30-Sep-18 14:07
Re: a scientific alternative to dismissive debunking 221 Susan Doris 30-Sep-18 15:10
Re: a scientific alternative to dismissive debunking 226 Eddie Larry 30-Sep-18 17:09
Re: a scientific alternative to dismissive debunking 224 Poster Boy 01-Oct-18 19:05
Scientific thinking 238 drrayeye 30-Sep-18 16:43
Re: synchronicity explained? 260 jazzmumbles 26-Sep-18 15:24


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