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Interesting post. I take the point that synchronous and coincidental are not exact synonyms. Synchronicity implies a deliberate and pre-planned connection between events, designed to make people think there is some hidden meaning. If there is such a direct connection between events, then that is organised, or intended, by a human agency. If they just happen to look as if there is meaning there, then the explanation is that, well, it just happened to appear as if it was planned ... ... always after the event f course ...

Such things appeal to our sense of patterns, symmetry, balance etc, but there are no hidden meanings there. Any meanings are imagined.

If something supremely improbable happens, then it still has a probablity of 1, because it has happened. Whatever the odds are, if it happens, it immediately changes the odds from XXX-0 to XXXX-1 - or something like that!

Susan

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synchronicity explained? 2393 jazzmumbles 22-Sep-18 00:09
Re: synchronicity explained? 463 D-Archer 22-Sep-18 18:59
Re: synchronicity explained? 417 Itatw70s 24-Sep-18 11:53
Re: synchronicity explained? 415 D-Archer 24-Sep-18 12:47
Re: synchronicity explained? 404 Itatw70s 24-Sep-18 13:56
Re: synchronicity explained? 409 Susan Doris 26-Sep-18 04:57
Re: synchronicity explained? 400 D-Archer 26-Sep-18 08:37
Re: synchronicity explained? 399 Susan Doris 26-Sep-18 12:01
Re: synchronicity explained? 397 Eddie Larry 26-Sep-18 14:10
Re: synchronicity explained? 383 PB Bytes 27-Sep-18 16:16
Re: synchronicity explained? 370 Eddie Larry 27-Sep-18 16:28
Re: synchronicity explained? 385 PB Bytes 27-Sep-18 17:00
Re: synchronicity explained? 399 Eddie Larry 27-Sep-18 19:56
Re: synchronicity explained? 363 PB Bytes 27-Sep-18 20:30
show us more "patterns" like this... 401 PB Bytes 27-Sep-18 16:58
Re: synchronicity explained? 360 Susan Doris 28-Sep-18 13:56
Re: synchronicity explained? 346 PB Bytes 28-Sep-18 15:25
Re: synchronicity explained? 346 Eddie Larry 28-Sep-18 20:37
Re: synchronicity explained? 337 PB Bytes 28-Sep-18 21:07
Re: synchronicity explained? 354 Susan Doris 29-Sep-18 05:40
The statistics of synchronicities--in science 336 drrayeye 29-Sep-18 14:12
Re: The statistics of synchronicities--in science 330 PB Bytes 29-Sep-18 15:56
Re: The statistics of synchronicities--in science 328 drrayeye 29-Sep-18 19:32
Questions on synchronicities and statistical science 347 PB Bytes 30-Sep-18 18:13
Some possibilities 330 drrayeye 01-Oct-18 09:53
Deconstructing one sync. 346 PB Bytes 01-Oct-18 18:08
Re: Deconstructing one sync. 325 drrayeye 01-Oct-18 19:09
Re: Deconstructing one sync. 327 PB Bytes 01-Oct-18 20:24
Re: Deconstructing one sync. 341 drrayeye 02-Oct-18 00:41
Re: Deconstructing one sync. 350 PB Bytes 02-Oct-18 02:34
Research design 331 drrayeye 02-Oct-18 04:12
Re: Research design 330 PB Bytes 02-Oct-18 04:18
Framing.. Research design 335 PB Bytes 02-Oct-18 20:50
Re: Framing.. Research design 324 PB Bytes 02-Oct-18 23:21
Re: Framing.. Research design 356 Susan Doris 03-Oct-18 04:56
a study of coincidences 325 drrayeye 03-Oct-18 13:24
Re: a study of coincidences 323 Susan Doris 03-Oct-18 15:25
Your scepticism antennae 335 drrayeye 03-Oct-18 19:33
Re: Framing.. Research design 345 PB Bytes 03-Oct-18 16:16
Re: Framing.. Research design 355 Susan Doris 04-Oct-18 07:17
Re: Framing.. Research design 334 PB Bytes 04-Oct-18 15:10
Re: Framing.. Research design 340 Susan Doris 04-Oct-18 17:07
Re: Framing.. Research design 333 PB Bytes 04-Oct-18 17:37
true randomness 341 drrayeye 04-Oct-18 17:53
Re: true randomness 542 PB Bytes 04-Oct-18 19:26
a scientific alternative to dismissive debunking 339 drrayeye 29-Sep-18 21:28
Re: a scientific alternative to dismissive debunking 344 Susan Doris 30-Sep-18 05:06
I didn't write this post for you, 339 drrayeye 30-Sep-18 06:05
Re: I didn't write this post for you, 334 Eddie Larry 30-Sep-18 13:47
Re: a scientific alternative to dismissive debunking 347 drrayeye 30-Sep-18 08:50
Re: a scientific alternative to dismissive debunking 341 Susan Doris 30-Sep-18 10:27
Re: a scientific alternative to dismissive debunking 350 Eddie Larry 30-Sep-18 14:07
Re: a scientific alternative to dismissive debunking 342 Susan Doris 30-Sep-18 15:10
Re: a scientific alternative to dismissive debunking 342 Eddie Larry 30-Sep-18 17:09
Re: a scientific alternative to dismissive debunking 349 PB Bytes 01-Oct-18 19:05
Scientific thinking 367 drrayeye 30-Sep-18 16:43
Re: synchronicity explained? 450 jazzmumbles 26-Sep-18 15:24


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