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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? 2398 jazzmumbles 22-Sep-18 00:09
Re: synchronicity explained? 466 D-Archer 22-Sep-18 18:59
Re: synchronicity explained? 420 Itatw70s 24-Sep-18 11:53
Re: synchronicity explained? 419 D-Archer 24-Sep-18 12:47
Re: synchronicity explained? 406 Itatw70s 24-Sep-18 13:56
Re: synchronicity explained? 413 Susan Doris 26-Sep-18 04:57
Re: synchronicity explained? 402 D-Archer 26-Sep-18 08:37
Re: synchronicity explained? 401 Susan Doris 26-Sep-18 12:01
Re: synchronicity explained? 399 Eddie Larry 26-Sep-18 14:10
Re: synchronicity explained? 386 PB Bytes 27-Sep-18 16:16
Re: synchronicity explained? 372 Eddie Larry 27-Sep-18 16:28
Re: synchronicity explained? 387 PB Bytes 27-Sep-18 17:00
Re: synchronicity explained? 402 Eddie Larry 27-Sep-18 19:56
Re: synchronicity explained? 365 PB Bytes 27-Sep-18 20:30
show us more "patterns" like this... 403 PB Bytes 27-Sep-18 16:58
Re: synchronicity explained? 364 Susan Doris 28-Sep-18 13:56
Re: synchronicity explained? 348 PB Bytes 28-Sep-18 15:25
Re: synchronicity explained? 348 Eddie Larry 28-Sep-18 20:37
Re: synchronicity explained? 339 PB Bytes 28-Sep-18 21:07
Re: synchronicity explained? 356 Susan Doris 29-Sep-18 05:40
The statistics of synchronicities--in science 339 drrayeye 29-Sep-18 14:12
Re: The statistics of synchronicities--in science 332 PB Bytes 29-Sep-18 15:56
Re: The statistics of synchronicities--in science 330 drrayeye 29-Sep-18 19:32
Questions on synchronicities and statistical science 350 PB Bytes 30-Sep-18 18:13
Some possibilities 333 drrayeye 01-Oct-18 09:53
Deconstructing one sync. 349 PB Bytes 01-Oct-18 18:08
Re: Deconstructing one sync. 328 drrayeye 01-Oct-18 19:09
Re: Deconstructing one sync. 331 PB Bytes 01-Oct-18 20:24
Re: Deconstructing one sync. 343 drrayeye 02-Oct-18 00:41
Re: Deconstructing one sync. 352 PB Bytes 02-Oct-18 02:34
Research design 334 drrayeye 02-Oct-18 04:12
Re: Research design 333 PB Bytes 02-Oct-18 04:18
Framing.. Research design 337 PB Bytes 02-Oct-18 20:50
Re: Framing.. Research design 326 PB Bytes 02-Oct-18 23:21
Re: Framing.. Research design 358 Susan Doris 03-Oct-18 04:56
a study of coincidences 345 drrayeye 03-Oct-18 13:24
Re: a study of coincidences 325 Susan Doris 03-Oct-18 15:25
Your scepticism antennae 338 drrayeye 03-Oct-18 19:33
Re: Framing.. Research design 347 PB Bytes 03-Oct-18 16:16
Re: Framing.. Research design 357 Susan Doris 04-Oct-18 07:17
Re: Framing.. Research design 336 PB Bytes 04-Oct-18 15:10
Re: Framing.. Research design 342 Susan Doris 04-Oct-18 17:07
Re: Framing.. Research design 335 PB Bytes 04-Oct-18 17:37
true randomness 344 drrayeye 04-Oct-18 17:53
Re: true randomness 544 PB Bytes 04-Oct-18 19:26
a scientific alternative to dismissive debunking 341 drrayeye 29-Sep-18 21:28
Re: a scientific alternative to dismissive debunking 347 Susan Doris 30-Sep-18 05:06
I didn't write this post for you, 341 drrayeye 30-Sep-18 06:05
Re: I didn't write this post for you, 338 Eddie Larry 30-Sep-18 13:47
Re: a scientific alternative to dismissive debunking 349 drrayeye 30-Sep-18 08:50
Re: a scientific alternative to dismissive debunking 343 Susan Doris 30-Sep-18 10:27
Re: a scientific alternative to dismissive debunking 353 Eddie Larry 30-Sep-18 14:07
Re: a scientific alternative to dismissive debunking 345 Susan Doris 30-Sep-18 15:10
Re: a scientific alternative to dismissive debunking 344 Eddie Larry 30-Sep-18 17:09
Re: a scientific alternative to dismissive debunking 351 PB Bytes 01-Oct-18 19:05
Scientific thinking 369 drrayeye 30-Sep-18 16:43
Re: synchronicity explained? 453 jazzmumbles 26-Sep-18 15:24


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