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Susan Doris Wrote:
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> Poster Boy
>
> Interesting post. I take the point that
> synchronous and coincidental are not exact
> synonyms.

Yes Susan, and both are arbitrary in nature. Chance works so extremely well that we too often take this for granted, that we enter situations with a strong presumption that Chance is the root cause. It's highly reliable, because it works so well.


Synchronicity implies a deliberate and
> pre-planned connection between events, designed to
> make people think there is some hidden meaning.

Not necessarily, and this is one instance of how under-evolved our understanding of synchronicity is. Personally, I tend to favour the 'designer' interpretation, but this is only one possible explanation. Another very intriguing possibility is that our mind somehow shapes and times certain outcomes. That explanation and others like it would tend to fall under the domain of quantum effect. Way to early to say if this is the cause, but for a century we've known that mind influences reality on some level.

>
> 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!
>
You are absolutely right, Susan. There is always a 'chance' that something extremely improbable can occur. The Chance hypothesis is extremely accommodating. However, I don't think you would get very far, were you to raise this kind of argument in a court of law, as a means of overcoming damning DNA evidence, would you!? There's a huge difference between the practical and theoretical applications of Chance.

Nice to hear from you Susan. I've been waiting for months now to hear back from you on your video idea. I submit that you owe it to your friends and family. Always at your service! Mark

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synchronicity explained? 2375 jazzmumbles 22-Sep-18 00:09
Re: synchronicity explained? 458 D-Archer 22-Sep-18 18:59
Re: synchronicity explained? 413 Itatw70s 24-Sep-18 11:53
Re: synchronicity explained? 410 D-Archer 24-Sep-18 12:47
Re: synchronicity explained? 399 Itatw70s 24-Sep-18 13:56
Re: synchronicity explained? 404 Susan Doris 26-Sep-18 04:57
Re: synchronicity explained? 395 D-Archer 26-Sep-18 08:37
Re: synchronicity explained? 394 Susan Doris 26-Sep-18 12:01
Re: synchronicity explained? 393 Eddie Larry 26-Sep-18 14:10
Re: synchronicity explained? 378 PB Bytes 27-Sep-18 16:16
Re: synchronicity explained? 364 Eddie Larry 27-Sep-18 16:28
Re: synchronicity explained? 380 PB Bytes 27-Sep-18 17:00
Re: synchronicity explained? 394 Eddie Larry 27-Sep-18 19:56
Re: synchronicity explained? 358 PB Bytes 27-Sep-18 20:30
show us more "patterns" like this... 396 PB Bytes 27-Sep-18 16:58
Re: synchronicity explained? 356 Susan Doris 28-Sep-18 13:56
Re: synchronicity explained? 341 PB Bytes 28-Sep-18 15:25
Re: synchronicity explained? 340 Eddie Larry 28-Sep-18 20:37
Re: synchronicity explained? 331 PB Bytes 28-Sep-18 21:07
Re: synchronicity explained? 348 Susan Doris 29-Sep-18 05:40
The statistics of synchronicities--in science 331 drrayeye 29-Sep-18 14:12
Re: The statistics of synchronicities--in science 325 PB Bytes 29-Sep-18 15:56
Re: The statistics of synchronicities--in science 323 drrayeye 29-Sep-18 19:32
Questions on synchronicities and statistical science 342 PB Bytes 30-Sep-18 18:13
Some possibilities 324 drrayeye 01-Oct-18 09:53
Deconstructing one sync. 341 PB Bytes 01-Oct-18 18:08
Re: Deconstructing one sync. 320 drrayeye 01-Oct-18 19:09
Re: Deconstructing one sync. 322 PB Bytes 01-Oct-18 20:24
Re: Deconstructing one sync. 335 drrayeye 02-Oct-18 00:41
Re: Deconstructing one sync. 345 PB Bytes 02-Oct-18 02:34
Research design 327 drrayeye 02-Oct-18 04:12
Re: Research design 326 PB Bytes 02-Oct-18 04:18
Framing.. Research design 330 PB Bytes 02-Oct-18 20:50
Re: Framing.. Research design 319 PB Bytes 02-Oct-18 23:21
Re: Framing.. Research design 350 Susan Doris 03-Oct-18 04:56
a study of coincidences 315 drrayeye 03-Oct-18 13:24
Re: a study of coincidences 317 Susan Doris 03-Oct-18 15:25
Your scepticism antennae 329 drrayeye 03-Oct-18 19:33
Re: Framing.. Research design 341 PB Bytes 03-Oct-18 16:16
Re: Framing.. Research design 350 Susan Doris 04-Oct-18 07:17
Re: Framing.. Research design 329 PB Bytes 04-Oct-18 15:10
Re: Framing.. Research design 334 Susan Doris 04-Oct-18 17:07
Re: Framing.. Research design 328 PB Bytes 04-Oct-18 17:37
true randomness 337 drrayeye 04-Oct-18 17:53
Re: true randomness 537 PB Bytes 04-Oct-18 19:26
a scientific alternative to dismissive debunking 334 drrayeye 29-Sep-18 21:28
Re: a scientific alternative to dismissive debunking 339 Susan Doris 30-Sep-18 05:06
I didn't write this post for you, 334 drrayeye 30-Sep-18 06:05
Re: I didn't write this post for you, 330 Eddie Larry 30-Sep-18 13:47
Re: a scientific alternative to dismissive debunking 342 drrayeye 30-Sep-18 08:50
Re: a scientific alternative to dismissive debunking 335 Susan Doris 30-Sep-18 10:27
Re: a scientific alternative to dismissive debunking 346 Eddie Larry 30-Sep-18 14:07
Re: a scientific alternative to dismissive debunking 338 Susan Doris 30-Sep-18 15:10
Re: a scientific alternative to dismissive debunking 336 Eddie Larry 30-Sep-18 17:09
Re: a scientific alternative to dismissive debunking 344 PB Bytes 01-Oct-18 19:05
Scientific thinking 363 drrayeye 30-Sep-18 16:43
Re: synchronicity explained? 446 jazzmumbles 26-Sep-18 15:24


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