coincidence

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  1. Bhaktajan II

    Bhaktajan II Active Member

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    Arthur Koestler said in his book, ROOTS OF COINCIDENCE,
    "Intense emotional states drive coincidence"

    The Roots of Coincidence is a 1972 book by Arthur Koestler. It is an introduction to theories of parapsychology, including extrasensory perception and psychokinesis. ... In The Psychology of the Psychic Marks coined the term "Koestler's Fallacy" as the assumption that odd matches of random events cannot arise by chance.

    In the book Koestler argues that science needs to take the possibility of the occurrence of phenomena that are outside our common sense view of the world more seriously and study them.[2][3] He concludes that paranormal events are rare, unpredictable and capricious and need a paradoxical combination of skillful scientific experiment with a childlike excitement to be seen and recorded.

    The musician Sting was an avid reader of Koestler. Sting named The Police's final studio album Synchronicity as a reference to The Roots of Coincidence. He had named The Police's previous album, Ghost in the Machine, after another of Koestler's books.[citation needed]

    "The Roots of Coincidence" is also the name of a Grammy Award-winning song by Pat Metheny Group, featured on their 1997 album Imaginary Day.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Roots_of_Coincidence
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    PS: I never heard of this until watching re-runs of Episode 4 ("Entangled") of Series X of Red Dwarf
     
  2. wil

    wil UNeyeR1

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    Causation, correlation,.and coincidence...
     
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