posted on Jul, 8 2011 @ 06:06 AM
reply to post by boondock-saint
Sorry, like SkepticOverlord stated, you can't calculate the odds of it happening without knowing the algorithm that created it. You would have to
assume they use the entire alphabet, or part of the alphabet. You would have to make several other assumptions as well.
If you look at the list of e-mails I posted a while ago you will see one of them started with "GM". I think the similarity can give you a good
insight into how often that shows up.
Also, what you are suggesting is a fallacy. The odds you should be calculating is the odds of a conspiracy theorist grasping at anything and
finding/creating something from nothing. The odds of a conspiracy theorist seeing abbreviations of corporations and or government agencies in a
random string of text when they are already dead set on it being there is very high.
The mind is a funny thing... it can see patterns quite easily. Especially if they are looking for patterns. The odds of you seeing patterns in noise
are quite high...
Here is a good read:
Patternicity: Finding Meaningful Patterns In
You should also read this:
By the way, you are being helped.... You just don't listen.
edit on 8/7/11 by JAK because: URL correction