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Ray wrote, "I'd use the binomial expansion. The likelihood of 4 unusual synchronous signatures would be 1/16: interesting, but no cigar."

I would agree, but it sounds as if you`re likening each outcome to being equivalent to a 50-50 male or female birth result, as per your earlier example.

In the one sub example I detailed, the floor is set about 1/600, the minimum likelihood that our hero would have the last name, King... At that minimum rate, if the other three items are 1/2 then our overall result is 1/8 x 1/600 for an adjusted chance likelihood of at least 1/4800.

But surely the other elements are each well beyond 1/2, although coming up with a reasonable number may be impossible in at least one instance - how does one quantify the fact that LC was owned by the King Power corporation?

Namaste

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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? 373 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? 351 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. 306 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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