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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? 1832 jazzmumbles 22-Sep-18 00:09
Re: synchronicity explained? 233 D-Archer 22-Sep-18 18:59
Re: synchronicity explained? 191 Itatw70s 24-Sep-18 11:53
Re: synchronicity explained? 175 D-Archer 24-Sep-18 12:47
Re: synchronicity explained? 181 Itatw70s 24-Sep-18 13:56
Re: synchronicity explained? 173 Susan Doris 26-Sep-18 04:57
Re: synchronicity explained? 170 D-Archer 26-Sep-18 08:37
Re: synchronicity explained? 166 Susan Doris 26-Sep-18 12:01
Re: synchronicity explained? 166 Eddie Larry 26-Sep-18 14:10
Re: synchronicity explained? 158 Poster Boy 27-Sep-18 16:16
Re: synchronicity explained? 155 Eddie Larry 27-Sep-18 16:28
Re: synchronicity explained? 159 Poster Boy 27-Sep-18 17:00
Re: synchronicity explained? 156 Eddie Larry 27-Sep-18 19:56
Re: synchronicity explained? 151 Poster Boy 27-Sep-18 20:30
show us more "patterns" like this... 165 Poster Boy 27-Sep-18 16:58
Re: synchronicity explained? 159 Susan Doris 28-Sep-18 13:56
Re: synchronicity explained? 156 Poster Boy 28-Sep-18 15:25
Re: synchronicity explained? 156 Eddie Larry 28-Sep-18 20:37
Re: synchronicity explained? 150 Poster Boy 28-Sep-18 21:07
Re: synchronicity explained? 155 Susan Doris 29-Sep-18 05:40
The statistics of synchronicities--in science 154 drrayeye 29-Sep-18 14:12
Re: The statistics of synchronicities--in science 153 Poster Boy 29-Sep-18 15:56
Re: The statistics of synchronicities--in science 151 drrayeye 29-Sep-18 19:32
Questions on synchronicities and statistical science 159 Poster Boy 30-Sep-18 18:13
Some possibilities 153 drrayeye 01-Oct-18 09:53
Deconstructing one sync. 151 Poster Boy 01-Oct-18 18:08
Re: Deconstructing one sync. 146 drrayeye 01-Oct-18 19:09
Re: Deconstructing one sync. 148 Poster Boy 01-Oct-18 20:24
Re: Deconstructing one sync. 160 drrayeye 02-Oct-18 00:41
Re: Deconstructing one sync. 153 Poster Boy 02-Oct-18 02:34
Research design 150 drrayeye 02-Oct-18 04:12
Re: Research design 150 Poster Boy 02-Oct-18 04:18
Framing.. Research design 150 Poster Boy 02-Oct-18 20:50
Re: Framing.. Research design 153 Poster Boy 02-Oct-18 23:21
Re: Framing.. Research design 148 Susan Doris 03-Oct-18 04:56
a study of coincidences 148 drrayeye 03-Oct-18 13:24
Re: a study of coincidences 149 Susan Doris 03-Oct-18 15:25
Your scepticism antennae 147 drrayeye 03-Oct-18 19:33
Re: Framing.. Research design 154 Poster Boy 03-Oct-18 16:16
Re: Framing.. Research design 150 Susan Doris 04-Oct-18 07:17
Re: Framing.. Research design 150 Poster Boy 04-Oct-18 15:10
Re: Framing.. Research design 149 Susan Doris 04-Oct-18 17:07
Re: Framing.. Research design 147 Poster Boy 04-Oct-18 17:37
true randomness 150 drrayeye 04-Oct-18 17:53
Re: true randomness 236 Poster Boy 04-Oct-18 19:26
a scientific alternative to dismissive debunking 155 drrayeye 29-Sep-18 21:28
Re: a scientific alternative to dismissive debunking 158 Susan Doris 30-Sep-18 05:06
I didn't write this post for you, 161 drrayeye 30-Sep-18 06:05
Re: I didn't write this post for you, 150 Eddie Larry 30-Sep-18 13:47
Re: a scientific alternative to dismissive debunking 153 drrayeye 30-Sep-18 08:50
Re: a scientific alternative to dismissive debunking 159 Susan Doris 30-Sep-18 10:27
Re: a scientific alternative to dismissive debunking 154 Eddie Larry 30-Sep-18 14:07
Re: a scientific alternative to dismissive debunking 153 Susan Doris 30-Sep-18 15:10
Re: a scientific alternative to dismissive debunking 154 Eddie Larry 30-Sep-18 17:09
Re: a scientific alternative to dismissive debunking 155 Poster Boy 01-Oct-18 19:05
Scientific thinking 168 drrayeye 30-Sep-18 16:43
Re: synchronicity explained? 189 jazzmumbles 26-Sep-18 15:24


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