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At the moment, the most relevant step is to see if we can track such a power's movements, or this effect's occurrences and relational patterning.
Thank you for the detailed reply. Your problem is, though, that you are assuming the *power*, without any observation, let alone independent observation. All the effects you refer to can be explained by other means and there is no need for adding the complexity of some power.

As I've said, I favour the informer interpretation but that's secondary to the study of synchronicity.
But the definition of synchronicity is clear. There is no such thing as synchronicity, it is simply a word to describe a humanly imagined purpose or meanng behind coincidental events.

My main objective is to provide evidence of what appears to be a recurring non-random effect, whose presence - as seen in this example - is much more ubiquitous than people presently think.
‘appears to be a non-random effect’ The first word in that phrase says it all. It doesn’t matter how many groups of coincidences appear to be connected, as always the numbers of incidences do not a fact make. The chances of something happening may be billions of trillions to one against, but if it happens that makes the probability one. (Ditto for any kind of god/spirit/etc!!!)

In my investigation, I generally only look to the biggest of events. I have found, with high consistency, that when such events show one sign of a synchronicity, they turn out to display many others.
Well, yes, we humans are very good at spotting patterns and because we have language, we can talk about them. This stems from a basic survival trait.

You can see how nuanced the task might be through that one example, Susan. So there would also be need for much discussion. In the long run, a search engine would be necessary, as all investigative methods could be applied to each example.
And, yes, it is an interesting hobby, and anything that involves lively discussion is a good thing!!

My aim is to present why I think this question deserves other, serious thinkers', attention. Each case study is unique, symbolically eloquent, and often seems to appear extremely well-scheduled, relative to similar events. But is that scheduling really just a reflection of a higher, more integrated order? By respecting this mystery for what it is, I hope to encourage atheists to take a look, because these result's don't have to necessarily be 'design' if they are indeed non-random.
The bottom line is that they are random.

Thanks for saying that you found this was interesting, Susan. I would say so too, but that the main point is that I've found this sort of thing to be oddly normal! PB
Yes, normal because coincidences, random events, occur all the time and some are noticed if they are new, or unusual or quirky or something. To take the coincidence as something with any mystical significance is a step leading nowhere.


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synchronicity explained? 1903 jazzmumbles 22-Sep-18 00:09
Re: synchronicity explained? 268 D-Archer 22-Sep-18 18:59
Re: synchronicity explained? 228 Itatw70s 24-Sep-18 11:53
Re: synchronicity explained? 213 D-Archer 24-Sep-18 12:47
Re: synchronicity explained? 214 Itatw70s 24-Sep-18 13:56
Re: synchronicity explained? 209 Susan Doris 26-Sep-18 04:57
Re: synchronicity explained? 205 D-Archer 26-Sep-18 08:37
Re: synchronicity explained? 201 Susan Doris 26-Sep-18 12:01
Re: synchronicity explained? 205 Eddie Larry 26-Sep-18 14:10
Re: synchronicity explained? 201 Poster Boy 27-Sep-18 16:16
Re: synchronicity explained? 192 Eddie Larry 27-Sep-18 16:28
Re: synchronicity explained? 197 Poster Boy 27-Sep-18 17:00
Re: synchronicity explained? 199 Eddie Larry 27-Sep-18 19:56
Re: synchronicity explained? 189 Poster Boy 27-Sep-18 20:30
show us more "patterns" like this... 206 Poster Boy 27-Sep-18 16:58
Re: synchronicity explained? 198 Susan Doris 28-Sep-18 13:56
Re: synchronicity explained? 185 Poster Boy 28-Sep-18 15:25
Re: synchronicity explained? 183 Eddie Larry 28-Sep-18 20:37
Re: synchronicity explained? 177 Poster Boy 28-Sep-18 21:07
Re: synchronicity explained? 182 Susan Doris 29-Sep-18 05:40
The statistics of synchronicities--in science 182 drrayeye 29-Sep-18 14:12
Re: The statistics of synchronicities--in science 182 Poster Boy 29-Sep-18 15:56
Re: The statistics of synchronicities--in science 178 drrayeye 29-Sep-18 19:32
Questions on synchronicities and statistical science 186 Poster Boy 30-Sep-18 18:13
Some possibilities 179 drrayeye 01-Oct-18 09:53
Deconstructing one sync. 183 Poster Boy 01-Oct-18 18:08
Re: Deconstructing one sync. 173 drrayeye 01-Oct-18 19:09
Re: Deconstructing one sync. 176 Poster Boy 01-Oct-18 20:24
Re: Deconstructing one sync. 188 drrayeye 02-Oct-18 00:41
Re: Deconstructing one sync. 180 Poster Boy 02-Oct-18 02:34
Research design 177 drrayeye 02-Oct-18 04:12
Re: Research design 177 Poster Boy 02-Oct-18 04:18
Framing.. Research design 179 Poster Boy 02-Oct-18 20:50
Re: Framing.. Research design 179 Poster Boy 02-Oct-18 23:21
Re: Framing.. Research design 176 Susan Doris 03-Oct-18 04:56
a study of coincidences 176 drrayeye 03-Oct-18 13:24
Re: a study of coincidences 177 Susan Doris 03-Oct-18 15:25
Your scepticism antennae 175 drrayeye 03-Oct-18 19:33
Re: Framing.. Research design 181 Poster Boy 03-Oct-18 16:16
Re: Framing.. Research design 178 Susan Doris 04-Oct-18 07:17
Re: Framing.. Research design 180 Poster Boy 04-Oct-18 15:10
Re: Framing.. Research design 177 Susan Doris 04-Oct-18 17:07
Re: Framing.. Research design 176 Poster Boy 04-Oct-18 17:37
true randomness 179 drrayeye 04-Oct-18 17:53
Re: true randomness 273 Poster Boy 04-Oct-18 19:26
a scientific alternative to dismissive debunking 185 drrayeye 29-Sep-18 21:28
Re: a scientific alternative to dismissive debunking 185 Susan Doris 30-Sep-18 05:06
I didn't write this post for you, 188 drrayeye 30-Sep-18 06:05
Re: I didn't write this post for you, 178 Eddie Larry 30-Sep-18 13:47
Re: a scientific alternative to dismissive debunking 181 drrayeye 30-Sep-18 08:50
Re: a scientific alternative to dismissive debunking 187 Susan Doris 30-Sep-18 10:27
Re: a scientific alternative to dismissive debunking 181 Eddie Larry 30-Sep-18 14:07
Re: a scientific alternative to dismissive debunking 179 Susan Doris 30-Sep-18 15:10
Re: a scientific alternative to dismissive debunking 182 Eddie Larry 30-Sep-18 17:09
Re: a scientific alternative to dismissive debunking 182 Poster Boy 01-Oct-18 19:05
Scientific thinking 196 drrayeye 30-Sep-18 16:43
Re: synchronicity explained? 217 jazzmumbles 26-Sep-18 15:24

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