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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? 2094 jazzmumbles 22-Sep-18 00:09
Re: synchronicity explained? 363 D-Archer 22-Sep-18 18:59
Re: synchronicity explained? 318 Itatw70s 24-Sep-18 11:53
Re: synchronicity explained? 301 D-Archer 24-Sep-18 12:47
Re: synchronicity explained? 305 Itatw70s 24-Sep-18 13:56
Re: synchronicity explained? 297 Susan Doris 26-Sep-18 04:57
Re: synchronicity explained? 289 D-Archer 26-Sep-18 08:37
Re: synchronicity explained? 288 Susan Doris 26-Sep-18 12:01
Re: synchronicity explained? 291 Eddie Larry 26-Sep-18 14:10
Re: synchronicity explained? 286 Poster Boy 27-Sep-18 16:16
Re: synchronicity explained? 279 Eddie Larry 27-Sep-18 16:28
Re: synchronicity explained? 280 Poster Boy 27-Sep-18 17:00
Re: synchronicity explained? 290 Eddie Larry 27-Sep-18 19:56
Re: synchronicity explained? 272 Poster Boy 27-Sep-18 20:30
show us more "patterns" like this... 295 Poster Boy 27-Sep-18 16:58
Re: synchronicity explained? 280 Susan Doris 28-Sep-18 13:56
Re: synchronicity explained? 264 Poster Boy 28-Sep-18 15:25
Re: synchronicity explained? 255 Eddie Larry 28-Sep-18 20:37
Re: synchronicity explained? 248 Poster Boy 28-Sep-18 21:07
Re: synchronicity explained? 257 Susan Doris 29-Sep-18 05:40
The statistics of synchronicities--in science 255 drrayeye 29-Sep-18 14:12
Re: The statistics of synchronicities--in science 254 Poster Boy 29-Sep-18 15:56
Re: The statistics of synchronicities--in science 253 drrayeye 29-Sep-18 19:32
Questions on synchronicities and statistical science 258 Poster Boy 30-Sep-18 18:13
Some possibilities 252 drrayeye 01-Oct-18 09:53
Deconstructing one sync. 258 Poster Boy 01-Oct-18 18:08
Re: Deconstructing one sync. 249 drrayeye 01-Oct-18 19:09
Re: Deconstructing one sync. 254 Poster Boy 01-Oct-18 20:24
Re: Deconstructing one sync. 260 drrayeye 02-Oct-18 00:41
Re: Deconstructing one sync. 254 Poster Boy 02-Oct-18 02:34
Research design 249 drrayeye 02-Oct-18 04:12
Re: Research design 250 Poster Boy 02-Oct-18 04:18
Framing.. Research design 254 Poster Boy 02-Oct-18 20:50
Re: Framing.. Research design 251 Poster Boy 02-Oct-18 23:21
Re: Framing.. Research design 253 Susan Doris 03-Oct-18 04:56
a study of coincidences 248 drrayeye 03-Oct-18 13:24
Re: a study of coincidences 250 Susan Doris 03-Oct-18 15:25
Your scepticism antennae 246 drrayeye 03-Oct-18 19:33
Re: Framing.. Research design 255 Poster Boy 03-Oct-18 16:16
Re: Framing.. Research design 250 Susan Doris 04-Oct-18 07:17
Re: Framing.. Research design 253 Poster Boy 04-Oct-18 15:10
Re: Framing.. Research design 251 Susan Doris 04-Oct-18 17:07
Re: Framing.. Research design 248 Poster Boy 04-Oct-18 17:37
true randomness 250 drrayeye 04-Oct-18 17:53
Re: true randomness 386 Poster Boy 04-Oct-18 19:26
a scientific alternative to dismissive debunking 258 drrayeye 29-Sep-18 21:28
Re: a scientific alternative to dismissive debunking 257 Susan Doris 30-Sep-18 05:06
I didn't write this post for you, 260 drrayeye 30-Sep-18 06:05
Re: I didn't write this post for you, 250 Eddie Larry 30-Sep-18 13:47
Re: a scientific alternative to dismissive debunking 254 drrayeye 30-Sep-18 08:50
Re: a scientific alternative to dismissive debunking 260 Susan Doris 30-Sep-18 10:27
Re: a scientific alternative to dismissive debunking 254 Eddie Larry 30-Sep-18 14:07
Re: a scientific alternative to dismissive debunking 249 Susan Doris 30-Sep-18 15:10
Re: a scientific alternative to dismissive debunking 255 Eddie Larry 30-Sep-18 17:09
Re: a scientific alternative to dismissive debunking 256 Poster Boy 01-Oct-18 19:05
Scientific thinking 269 drrayeye 30-Sep-18 16:43
Re: synchronicity explained? 292 jazzmumbles 26-Sep-18 15:24


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