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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? 1867 jazzmumbles 22-Sep-18 00:09
Re: synchronicity explained? 249 D-Archer 22-Sep-18 18:59
Re: synchronicity explained? 209 Itatw70s 24-Sep-18 11:53
Re: synchronicity explained? 193 D-Archer 24-Sep-18 12:47
Re: synchronicity explained? 198 Itatw70s 24-Sep-18 13:56
Re: synchronicity explained? 191 Susan Doris 26-Sep-18 04:57
Re: synchronicity explained? 188 D-Archer 26-Sep-18 08:37
Re: synchronicity explained? 186 Susan Doris 26-Sep-18 12:01
Re: synchronicity explained? 185 Eddie Larry 26-Sep-18 14:10
Re: synchronicity explained? 181 Poster Boy 27-Sep-18 16:16
Re: synchronicity explained? 171 Eddie Larry 27-Sep-18 16:28
Re: synchronicity explained? 179 Poster Boy 27-Sep-18 17:00
Re: synchronicity explained? 176 Eddie Larry 27-Sep-18 19:56
Re: synchronicity explained? 169 Poster Boy 27-Sep-18 20:30
show us more "patterns" like this... 185 Poster Boy 27-Sep-18 16:58
Re: synchronicity explained? 180 Susan Doris 28-Sep-18 13:56
Re: synchronicity explained? 172 Poster Boy 28-Sep-18 15:25
Re: synchronicity explained? 170 Eddie Larry 28-Sep-18 20:37
Re: synchronicity explained? 165 Poster Boy 28-Sep-18 21:07
Re: synchronicity explained? 169 Susan Doris 29-Sep-18 05:40
The statistics of synchronicities--in science 170 drrayeye 29-Sep-18 14:12
Re: The statistics of synchronicities--in science 169 Poster Boy 29-Sep-18 15:56
Re: The statistics of synchronicities--in science 166 drrayeye 29-Sep-18 19:32
Questions on synchronicities and statistical science 173 Poster Boy 30-Sep-18 18:13
Some possibilities 165 drrayeye 01-Oct-18 09:53
Deconstructing one sync. 167 Poster Boy 01-Oct-18 18:08
Re: Deconstructing one sync. 161 drrayeye 01-Oct-18 19:09
Re: Deconstructing one sync. 162 Poster Boy 01-Oct-18 20:24
Re: Deconstructing one sync. 176 drrayeye 02-Oct-18 00:41
Re: Deconstructing one sync. 167 Poster Boy 02-Oct-18 02:34
Research design 163 drrayeye 02-Oct-18 04:12
Re: Research design 164 Poster Boy 02-Oct-18 04:18
Framing.. Research design 166 Poster Boy 02-Oct-18 20:50
Re: Framing.. Research design 165 Poster Boy 02-Oct-18 23:21
Re: Framing.. Research design 162 Susan Doris 03-Oct-18 04:56
a study of coincidences 163 drrayeye 03-Oct-18 13:24
Re: a study of coincidences 162 Susan Doris 03-Oct-18 15:25
Your scepticism antennae 162 drrayeye 03-Oct-18 19:33
Re: Framing.. Research design 167 Poster Boy 03-Oct-18 16:16
Re: Framing.. Research design 164 Susan Doris 04-Oct-18 07:17
Re: Framing.. Research design 165 Poster Boy 04-Oct-18 15:10
Re: Framing.. Research design 164 Susan Doris 04-Oct-18 17:07
Re: Framing.. Research design 162 Poster Boy 04-Oct-18 17:37
true randomness 164 drrayeye 04-Oct-18 17:53
Re: true randomness 255 Poster Boy 04-Oct-18 19:26
a scientific alternative to dismissive debunking 172 drrayeye 29-Sep-18 21:28
Re: a scientific alternative to dismissive debunking 172 Susan Doris 30-Sep-18 05:06
I didn't write this post for you, 174 drrayeye 30-Sep-18 06:05
Re: I didn't write this post for you, 166 Eddie Larry 30-Sep-18 13:47
Re: a scientific alternative to dismissive debunking 168 drrayeye 30-Sep-18 08:50
Re: a scientific alternative to dismissive debunking 173 Susan Doris 30-Sep-18 10:27
Re: a scientific alternative to dismissive debunking 168 Eddie Larry 30-Sep-18 14:07
Re: a scientific alternative to dismissive debunking 167 Susan Doris 30-Sep-18 15:10
Re: a scientific alternative to dismissive debunking 170 Eddie Larry 30-Sep-18 17:09
Re: a scientific alternative to dismissive debunking 169 Poster Boy 01-Oct-18 19:05
Scientific thinking 184 drrayeye 30-Sep-18 16:43
Re: synchronicity explained? 203 jazzmumbles 26-Sep-18 15:24


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