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You go to the mall Christmas shopping. As you approach the gridlocked parking lot you groan and begin the ritual of continually driving the lanes looking for a spot to park. On your first pass someone backs out a space directly in front of the main mall entrance and directly in front of you. You of course immediately pull into that most excellent parking space. If you believe in the Gaia hypothesis, you give credit to the combined goodwill and communal thought sharing of every driver and shopper in the mall for giving you that parking space. If you are more scientifically literate you simply acknowledge that a random event by a stranger (who did not even know of your existence) was fortuitous to you. If you had merely stopped to tie your shoe before entering your car you would have missed the opportunity. No central planning. The entire incident was just a series of unrelated random events.
Originally posted by Desolate Cancer
Your reasoning sounds more like chaos theory (butterfly flapping its wings in china causing a series of events concluding with that person leaving the parking space at the same moment as you were pulling in).