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USA lost many lives on 9-11-01
Now, Japan has lost more lives on 3-10-11
Add the 2 dates together and you'll get 12-21-12
In A.D. 354–430 St. Augustine of Hippo wrote "Numbers are the Universal language offered by the deity to humans as confirmation of the truth."
People dont have to 'look' for coincidences because they are just everywhere these days.
Apophenia is the experience of seeing meaningful patterns or connections in random or meaningless data. The term was coined in 1958 by Klaus Conrad, who defined it as the "unmotivated seeing of connections" accompanied by a "specific experience of an abnormal meaningfulness." In statistics, apophenia would be classed as a type I error (false positive, false alarm, caused by an excess in sensitivity). Conrad originally described this phenomenon in relation to the distortion of reality present in psychosis, but it has become more widely used to describe this tendency in healthy individuals without necessarily implying the presence of neurological differences or mental illness. In 2008 Michael Shermer coined the word 'patternicity', defining it as "the tendency to find meaningful patterns in meaningless noise."
Synchronicity is the experience of two or more events, that are apparently causally unrelated or unlikely to occur together by chance, that are observed to occur together in a meaningful manner. The concept of synchronicity was first described by Swiss psychologist Carl Gustav Jung in the 1920s.
The concept does not question, or compete with, the notion of causality. Instead, it maintains that just as events may be grouped by cause, they may also be grouped by their meaning. Since meaning is a complex mental construction, subject to conscious and unconscious influence, not every correlation in the grouping of events by meaning needs to have an explanation in terms of cause and effect.
Originally posted by Ansiroth
Just keep in mind that the December 21st date wasnt picked because of numerology, its the gregorian translation of the last day of the mayan long count calander, that day is 188.8.131.52.0.0 in their calander, or also 0.0.0.0.0.1, It only happends to be 12/21/12 or 12/21/2012.
So they make the assumption that the data is random and meaningless. Even if they specifically generated it to be random (if that's even possible) does not mean it was meaningless. That is an assumption based on the current generalised belief of science, which is that random data can't/doesn't contain meaningful connections.
They then use this assumption to discredit the idea that there may in fact be patterns in the randomness that are meaningful - which is a belief that calls into question the very assumption (Circular logic).
So in this case, we have September 11 and a Japanese Earthquake. Apparently causally unrelated (They may be if you believe some of the theories). However they are linked in meaning in this case through the dates as they relate to 2012 and also since they are horrific events, both caused massive loss of life, both were propelled into the global consciousness almost the moment they happened and both have and will have large effects on the global consciousness and our daily lives.
Originally posted by stereologist
reply to post by Senser
You are picking and choosing from whatever sources to construct a collection of numerology that is as meaningless as anything in numerology.
Originally posted by CecilofsYes you are assigning your own meaning to the numbers - that's the point. We do that for everything in our lives. I for one think the OP is onto a meaningful connection, because it is meaningful for the OP. No-one can take that away from you.