posted on Jan, 19 2011 @ 03:30 PM
Originally posted by Student X
reply to post by Pobble
Sorry but you skeptic type guys are just plain wrong. Its not about an inherent power of the numbers themselves. Its about synchronicity. The psychic
ability of people MAKES the numbers meaningful through the acausal connecting principle of synchronicity. The numbers don't need to have any
magic of their own. Our own collective psychic ability plus the patterns in our collective psyche gives certain numbers all the "magic" they
edit on 19-1-2011 by Student X because: (no reason given)
I'm a skeptic, but my skepticism does not demand that I fail to respect anyone. I do not ridicule or tell people what to believe. I love and respect
everyone here, and respect people's right to find meaning in things, with the hope that it enriches their lives. That said, what I do do, is
question. So my question is: what
, specifically, is
the synchronicity in this case? What is it exactly that is synchronizing? I'm not
talking about the glances at the clock and seeing 11:11 frequently, etc. That could be argued as being synchronistic. I'm talking about the repeated
occurence of 111 and 11 in people's birthdates. I contend that this is not a synchronicity. Hear me out.
Part of a total added to its remainder equaling that total is not a synchronicity in my view, but merely a consequence of basic arithmetic. If you
have ten, and you take six of that ten, and add it to the remainder (4,) you will always get ten no matter what.
That's all we're doing when
we say my birth year ('81) plus my age to come this year (30) equals 11. We're taking the total number of years since 1900 (111,) taking part
of that total (81) and then adding the remainder (30.) What could it equal other than 111? It will equal 111 no matter what.
My question: How is that a synchronicity, and what, specifically, is being hypothesized about what that means?
I'm just asking. I'm not belittling anyone or telling anyone what to believe.