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You're approach sounds a lot like my own.

With more complex syncs, I believe a limited improbability analysis is best. I think we can present compelling floors in many cases.

I think the best approach is to to establish a general floor, a very conservative measure of aggregate improbability. Anything beyond that is diminishing returns, since we can't really establish a final level of improbability when it comes to syncs that have multiple meaningful associations. Beyond that, I think the best approach is to seek replication. Some events are especially well-suited for such an analysis, like soccer goals, since a soccer goal is a soccer goal is a soccer goal. There is much for would-be skeptics to use for comparison's sake, if they dare to. But as I said, I see two components in this test. What are the odds AND what do the odds connect to?

That aside, you raise another nuanced point here. Now that I've looked at various web sites devoted to the subject, I am left with the feeling that a lot of people don't want to know what the odds are. They see their personal experience of synchronicity as non-random and, noise notwithstanding, the real syncs likely are. If they want to post pics and like pics that show digital clocks showing 2:22 and 1:11, God bless them.

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synchronicity explained? 1442 jazzmumbles 22-Sep-18 00:09
Re: synchronicity explained? 161 D-Archer 22-Sep-18 18:59
Re: synchronicity explained? 128 Itatw70s 24-Sep-18 11:53
Re: synchronicity explained? 111 D-Archer 24-Sep-18 12:47
Re: synchronicity explained? 118 Itatw70s 24-Sep-18 13:56
Re: synchronicity explained? 112 Susan Doris 26-Sep-18 04:57
Re: synchronicity explained? 111 D-Archer 26-Sep-18 08:37
Re: synchronicity explained? 108 Susan Doris 26-Sep-18 12:01
Re: synchronicity explained? 108 Eddie Larry 26-Sep-18 14:10
Re: synchronicity explained? 101 Poster Boy 27-Sep-18 16:16
Re: synchronicity explained? 97 Eddie Larry 27-Sep-18 16:28
Re: synchronicity explained? 105 Poster Boy 27-Sep-18 17:00
Re: synchronicity explained? 99 Eddie Larry 27-Sep-18 19:56
Re: synchronicity explained? 94 Poster Boy 27-Sep-18 20:30
show us more "patterns" like this... 107 Poster Boy 27-Sep-18 16:58
Re: synchronicity explained? 102 Susan Doris 28-Sep-18 13:56
Re: synchronicity explained? 98 Poster Boy 28-Sep-18 15:25
Re: synchronicity explained? 99 Eddie Larry 28-Sep-18 20:37
Re: synchronicity explained? 94 Poster Boy 28-Sep-18 21:07
Re: synchronicity explained? 97 Susan Doris 29-Sep-18 05:40
The statistics of synchronicities--in science 97 drrayeye 29-Sep-18 14:12
Re: The statistics of synchronicities--in science 97 Poster Boy 29-Sep-18 15:56
Re: The statistics of synchronicities--in science 93 drrayeye 29-Sep-18 19:32
Questions on synchronicities and statistical science 103 Poster Boy 30-Sep-18 18:13
Some possibilities 96 drrayeye 01-Oct-18 09:53
Deconstructing one sync. 94 Poster Boy 01-Oct-18 18:08
Re: Deconstructing one sync. 89 drrayeye 01-Oct-18 19:09
Re: Deconstructing one sync. 92 Poster Boy 01-Oct-18 20:24
Re: Deconstructing one sync. 103 drrayeye 02-Oct-18 00:41
Re: Deconstructing one sync. 96 Poster Boy 02-Oct-18 02:34
Research design 93 drrayeye 02-Oct-18 04:12
Re: Research design 93 Poster Boy 02-Oct-18 04:18
Framing.. Research design 94 Poster Boy 02-Oct-18 20:50
Re: Framing.. Research design 94 Poster Boy 02-Oct-18 23:21
Re: Framing.. Research design 90 Susan Doris 03-Oct-18 04:56
a study of coincidences 90 drrayeye 03-Oct-18 13:24
Re: a study of coincidences 91 Susan Doris 03-Oct-18 15:25
Your scepticism antennae 90 drrayeye 03-Oct-18 19:33
Re: Framing.. Research design 95 Poster Boy 03-Oct-18 16:16
Re: Framing.. Research design 92 Susan Doris 04-Oct-18 07:17
Re: Framing.. Research design 92 Poster Boy 04-Oct-18 15:10
Re: Framing.. Research design 90 Susan Doris 04-Oct-18 17:07
Re: Framing.. Research design 91 Poster Boy 04-Oct-18 17:37
true randomness 92 drrayeye 04-Oct-18 17:53
Re: true randomness 150 Poster Boy 04-Oct-18 19:26
a scientific alternative to dismissive debunking 97 drrayeye 29-Sep-18 21:28
Re: a scientific alternative to dismissive debunking 100 Susan Doris 30-Sep-18 05:06
I didn't write this post for you, 103 drrayeye 30-Sep-18 06:05
Re: I didn't write this post for you, 93 Eddie Larry 30-Sep-18 13:47
Re: a scientific alternative to dismissive debunking 96 drrayeye 30-Sep-18 08:50
Re: a scientific alternative to dismissive debunking 101 Susan Doris 30-Sep-18 10:27
Re: a scientific alternative to dismissive debunking 97 Eddie Larry 30-Sep-18 14:07
Re: a scientific alternative to dismissive debunking 98 Susan Doris 30-Sep-18 15:10
Re: a scientific alternative to dismissive debunking 98 Eddie Larry 30-Sep-18 17:09
Re: a scientific alternative to dismissive debunking 97 Poster Boy 01-Oct-18 19:05
Scientific thinking 111 drrayeye 30-Sep-18 16:43
Re: synchronicity explained? 130 jazzmumbles 26-Sep-18 15:24


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