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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? 2048 jazzmumbles 22-Sep-18 00:09
Re: synchronicity explained? 338 D-Archer 22-Sep-18 18:59
Re: synchronicity explained? 298 Itatw70s 24-Sep-18 11:53
Re: synchronicity explained? 282 D-Archer 24-Sep-18 12:47
Re: synchronicity explained? 283 Itatw70s 24-Sep-18 13:56
Re: synchronicity explained? 277 Susan Doris 26-Sep-18 04:57
Re: synchronicity explained? 269 D-Archer 26-Sep-18 08:37
Re: synchronicity explained? 269 Susan Doris 26-Sep-18 12:01
Re: synchronicity explained? 271 Eddie Larry 26-Sep-18 14:10
Re: synchronicity explained? 266 Poster Boy 27-Sep-18 16:16
Re: synchronicity explained? 261 Eddie Larry 27-Sep-18 16:28
Re: synchronicity explained? 262 Poster Boy 27-Sep-18 17:00
Re: synchronicity explained? 271 Eddie Larry 27-Sep-18 19:56
Re: synchronicity explained? 255 Poster Boy 27-Sep-18 20:30
show us more "patterns" like this... 276 Poster Boy 27-Sep-18 16:58
Re: synchronicity explained? 262 Susan Doris 28-Sep-18 13:56
Re: synchronicity explained? 247 Poster Boy 28-Sep-18 15:25
Re: synchronicity explained? 240 Eddie Larry 28-Sep-18 20:37
Re: synchronicity explained? 233 Poster Boy 28-Sep-18 21:07
Re: synchronicity explained? 238 Susan Doris 29-Sep-18 05:40
The statistics of synchronicities--in science 240 drrayeye 29-Sep-18 14:12
Re: The statistics of synchronicities--in science 239 Poster Boy 29-Sep-18 15:56
Re: The statistics of synchronicities--in science 235 drrayeye 29-Sep-18 19:32
Questions on synchronicities and statistical science 240 Poster Boy 30-Sep-18 18:13
Some possibilities 236 drrayeye 01-Oct-18 09:53
Deconstructing one sync. 242 Poster Boy 01-Oct-18 18:08
Re: Deconstructing one sync. 230 drrayeye 01-Oct-18 19:09
Re: Deconstructing one sync. 236 Poster Boy 01-Oct-18 20:24
Re: Deconstructing one sync. 244 drrayeye 02-Oct-18 00:41
Re: Deconstructing one sync. 238 Poster Boy 02-Oct-18 02:34
Research design 232 drrayeye 02-Oct-18 04:12
Re: Research design 233 Poster Boy 02-Oct-18 04:18
Framing.. Research design 236 Poster Boy 02-Oct-18 20:50
Re: Framing.. Research design 234 Poster Boy 02-Oct-18 23:21
Re: Framing.. Research design 233 Susan Doris 03-Oct-18 04:56
a study of coincidences 232 drrayeye 03-Oct-18 13:24
Re: a study of coincidences 232 Susan Doris 03-Oct-18 15:25
Your scepticism antennae 229 drrayeye 03-Oct-18 19:33
Re: Framing.. Research design 239 Poster Boy 03-Oct-18 16:16
Re: Framing.. Research design 235 Susan Doris 04-Oct-18 07:17
Re: Framing.. Research design 235 Poster Boy 04-Oct-18 15:10
Re: Framing.. Research design 233 Susan Doris 04-Oct-18 17:07
Re: Framing.. Research design 232 Poster Boy 04-Oct-18 17:37
true randomness 234 drrayeye 04-Oct-18 17:53
Re: true randomness 360 Poster Boy 04-Oct-18 19:26
a scientific alternative to dismissive debunking 241 drrayeye 29-Sep-18 21:28
Re: a scientific alternative to dismissive debunking 242 Susan Doris 30-Sep-18 05:06
I didn't write this post for you, 243 drrayeye 30-Sep-18 06:05
Re: I didn't write this post for you, 234 Eddie Larry 30-Sep-18 13:47
Re: a scientific alternative to dismissive debunking 237 drrayeye 30-Sep-18 08:50
Re: a scientific alternative to dismissive debunking 243 Susan Doris 30-Sep-18 10:27
Re: a scientific alternative to dismissive debunking 238 Eddie Larry 30-Sep-18 14:07
Re: a scientific alternative to dismissive debunking 234 Susan Doris 30-Sep-18 15:10
Re: a scientific alternative to dismissive debunking 241 Eddie Larry 30-Sep-18 17:09
Re: a scientific alternative to dismissive debunking 237 Poster Boy 01-Oct-18 19:05
Scientific thinking 252 drrayeye 30-Sep-18 16:43
Re: synchronicity explained? 273 jazzmumbles 26-Sep-18 15:24


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