posted on Sep, 18 2012 @ 07:01 AM
Originally posted by strafgod
Why say synchronicities instead of coincidence? Just a curious question. They're both the same thing right?
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This is a good question. Instead of inserting links and quotes that can be easily found on the internet, I'll try to explain it in simple terms.
Although, it would be a bit difficult for me because English is not my language.
Coincidence is a single isolated event of two casually unrelated events occurring in the same time, which may look meaningful to the subjective
observer. Synchronicity is a pattern, a chain of reoccurring similar coincidences.
Example: It's a coincidence when I am humming a song in my head and when I turn on the radio, they are broadcasting the same song. It's a
synchronicity if this happens systematically. It's a coincidence when one person guesses correctly all lottery numbers. It's synchronicity, when
three, even two different unrelated people guess the numbers in the same time (considering the statistical probability of such event). Synchronicity
is systematical reoccurring of similar coincidences. Or even when different coincidences occur too often to be just a coincidence.
Synchronicity is a good thing to study because of its recurrence, therefore, sometimes it can lead to discovering yet unknown, but normal explanations
for paranormal events. Also recurrence assumes predictability, for which many people tend to feel alert, when recognizing their personal synchronicity
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