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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? 2283 jazzmumbles 22-Sep-18 00:09
Re: synchronicity explained? 430 D-Archer 22-Sep-18 18:59
Re: synchronicity explained? 390 Itatw70s 24-Sep-18 11:53
Re: synchronicity explained? 372 D-Archer 24-Sep-18 12:47
Re: synchronicity explained? 374 Itatw70s 24-Sep-18 13:56
Re: synchronicity explained? 375 Susan Doris 26-Sep-18 04:57
Re: synchronicity explained? 363 D-Archer 26-Sep-18 08:37
Re: synchronicity explained? 364 Susan Doris 26-Sep-18 12:01
Re: synchronicity explained? 368 Eddie Larry 26-Sep-18 14:10
Re: synchronicity explained? 352 PB Bytes 27-Sep-18 16:16
Re: synchronicity explained? 338 Eddie Larry 27-Sep-18 16:28
Re: synchronicity explained? 346 PB Bytes 27-Sep-18 17:00
Re: synchronicity explained? 365 Eddie Larry 27-Sep-18 19:56
Re: synchronicity explained? 332 PB Bytes 27-Sep-18 20:30
show us more "patterns" like this... 372 PB Bytes 27-Sep-18 16:58
Re: synchronicity explained? 334 Susan Doris 28-Sep-18 13:56
Re: synchronicity explained? 323 PB Bytes 28-Sep-18 15:25
Re: synchronicity explained? 321 Eddie Larry 28-Sep-18 20:37
Re: synchronicity explained? 314 PB Bytes 28-Sep-18 21:07
Re: synchronicity explained? 322 Susan Doris 29-Sep-18 05:40
The statistics of synchronicities--in science 307 drrayeye 29-Sep-18 14:12
Re: The statistics of synchronicities--in science 309 PB Bytes 29-Sep-18 15:56
Re: The statistics of synchronicities--in science 305 drrayeye 29-Sep-18 19:32
Questions on synchronicities and statistical science 317 PB Bytes 30-Sep-18 18:13
Some possibilities 304 drrayeye 01-Oct-18 09:53
Deconstructing one sync. 322 PB Bytes 01-Oct-18 18:08
Re: Deconstructing one sync. 300 drrayeye 01-Oct-18 19:09
Re: Deconstructing one sync. 307 PB Bytes 01-Oct-18 20:24
Re: Deconstructing one sync. 312 drrayeye 02-Oct-18 00:41
Re: Deconstructing one sync. 317 PB Bytes 02-Oct-18 02:34
Research design 306 drrayeye 02-Oct-18 04:12
Re: Research design 300 PB Bytes 02-Oct-18 04:18
Framing.. Research design 304 PB Bytes 02-Oct-18 20:50
Re: Framing.. Research design 304 PB Bytes 02-Oct-18 23:21
Re: Framing.. Research design 320 Susan Doris 03-Oct-18 04:56
a study of coincidences 295 drrayeye 03-Oct-18 13:24
Re: a study of coincidences 299 Susan Doris 03-Oct-18 15:25
Your scepticism antennae 313 drrayeye 03-Oct-18 19:33
Re: Framing.. Research design 315 PB Bytes 03-Oct-18 16:16
Re: Framing.. Research design 318 Susan Doris 04-Oct-18 07:17
Re: Framing.. Research design 307 PB Bytes 04-Oct-18 15:10
Re: Framing.. Research design 311 Susan Doris 04-Oct-18 17:07
Re: Framing.. Research design 304 PB Bytes 04-Oct-18 17:37
true randomness 320 drrayeye 04-Oct-18 17:53
Re: true randomness 502 PB Bytes 04-Oct-18 19:26
a scientific alternative to dismissive debunking 312 drrayeye 29-Sep-18 21:28
Re: a scientific alternative to dismissive debunking 317 Susan Doris 30-Sep-18 05:06
I didn't write this post for you, 310 drrayeye 30-Sep-18 06:05
Re: I didn't write this post for you, 307 Eddie Larry 30-Sep-18 13:47
Re: a scientific alternative to dismissive debunking 310 drrayeye 30-Sep-18 08:50
Re: a scientific alternative to dismissive debunking 309 Susan Doris 30-Sep-18 10:27
Re: a scientific alternative to dismissive debunking 319 Eddie Larry 30-Sep-18 14:07
Re: a scientific alternative to dismissive debunking 317 Susan Doris 30-Sep-18 15:10
Re: a scientific alternative to dismissive debunking 319 Eddie Larry 30-Sep-18 17:09
Re: a scientific alternative to dismissive debunking 311 PB Bytes 01-Oct-18 19:05
Scientific thinking 331 drrayeye 30-Sep-18 16:43
Re: synchronicity explained? 375 jazzmumbles 26-Sep-18 15:24


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