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09-08-2010, 04:53 PM   #27 (permalink)
katetty
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It is sooo laughable ...!

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 For instance, something that's been happening to me over the past 3 months is whenever I watch a film and it finishes, something directly related to the film will be on TV. This has happened with all the about 28 out of 30 films I've watched over this period. I watched a japanese film loosely based on Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde recently, then as soon as it finished, I switched over to the TV and Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde was on that channel on TV. Or I'd watch a film with an obscure actress in it, then I switch on the TV and on another channel the only other film with her in it is on. Etc.
It is sooo laughable ...!
Let me show you that you there were no any mystical 'syncronicities':

What are the chances that if you see move X you will later see something, which can be perceived as synchronicity?

These chances are almost 100% (no wonder you got 'syncronicities' with "about 28 out of 30 films" ). There is no need to invent any irrational 'syncronicities'.

It is easy to see.
Let's say in move X there were 10000 words, 10 different actors, 10 places, 10 names, 5 pets, 3 car models, ....., 3 gestures, 2 books, ..., 2 cocktails, ..., 2 items of cloths, ...., 2 font types in titles, ..., 1 handkerchief, ... - you see this list can be endless - but let's say there were 10000 unique identifiable objects.

It is almost guaranteed that you will see any 1 of these 10000 objects in any other movie/tv-program if you switch the channel and watch it for some time!

Is it clear, or should I generalize and prove this using probability theory and taking into account the number of words in a vocabulary, typical movie script and typical tv-program?

The trick with 'syncronicities' is that you do not count probabilities correctly and what you think has very low probability in fact has very high probability, if you take into account an enormous number of all possible things/events which can take part in 'syncronicity'.