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Coincidences Are Meaningful, Just Not Like That

Postby really? » 12 Apr 2013, 05:07

I've heard a number of people state there are meaningful coincidences. I don't feel such a thing as a meaningful coincidence ever happens. Why do people think that? Read or listen and find out why.
Coincidences Are Meaningful, Just Not Like That
Written by Kyle Hill
A recent episode of the radio show and podcast This American Life [ http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-a ... e-no-story ] was entirely dedicated to exploring coincidences. Coincidences are meaningful. They let us share experiences and come closer together. Great coincidence tales can span generations, or create a family narrative that everyone rallies around. But coincidences are not cosmically meaningful in the way many are taken to be. Coincidences aren’t portents of fate or the cosmos slapping you around, and it is still mistaken to assume that a coincidence was too miraculous to have happened if it did indeed happen. Connecting A to B can make for a great story or experience, but remember that you connected those events, not the universe. More: http://www.randi.org/site/index.php/swi ... -that.html
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Re: Coincidences Are Meaningful, Just Not Like That

Postby Misha » 12 Apr 2013, 16:06

really? wrote:I've heard a number of people state there are meaningful coincidences. I don't feel such a thing as a meaningful coincidence ever happens. Why do people think that? Read or listen and find out why.
Coincidences Are Meaningful, Just Not Like That
Written by Kyle Hill
A recent episode of the radio show and podcast This American Life [ http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-a ... e-no-story ] was entirely dedicated to exploring coincidences. Coincidences are meaningful. They let us share experiences and come closer together. Great coincidence tales can span generations, or create a family narrative that everyone rallies around. But coincidences are not cosmically meaningful in the way many are taken to be. Coincidences aren’t portents of fate or the cosmos slapping you around, and it is still mistaken to assume that a coincidence was too miraculous to have happened if it did indeed happen. Connecting A to B can make for a great story or experience, but remember that you connected those events, not the universe. More: http://www.randi.org/site/index.php/swi ... -that.html


Thanks, Really. I look forward to hearing this.

'Connecting A to B can make for a great story or experience, but remember that you connected those events, not the universe.'


I happen to agree with this sentence in this limited context.
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